23 arrested in Chinese smuggling ring
Published on November 14th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks0
Police said the treasures were stolen and smuggled by gang members from Hubei to traders and collectors across the country.
Among them, eight artifacts are under China's class-one relic protection. The two most precious items are bronzewares, respectively dating back to Spring and Autumn Period (722-476 BC) and Western Han Dynasty of more than 2,000 years ago.[Full story] Story: Global Times | Photo: Wikimedia Commons