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Foiled an attempt of smuggling rare coins out of the Gaza strip

Sunday, July 16, the members of the security forces at the Erez crossing prevented an attempt of smuggling of a rare archaeological finds from the Gaza strip.

During the inspection in the bag of a Palestinian merchant who tried to enter the territory of Israel, was discovered four coins of the era of Alexander the great.

Merchant was detained for questioning, he was denied entry into Israel.

In March, during the inspection things Palestinian merchant, intending to enter Israel, was found a ring-signet («scarab») of the bronze age, ancient coins (probably of the period of the Hasmoneans) and the ancient statue, apparently smuggled out of Egypt.

Foiled an attempt of smuggling rare coins out of the Gaza strip 16.07.2017

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