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Pak police seize ancient Buddhist sculptures

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

have seized several ancient Buddhist sculptures that smugglers were attempting to smuggle out of the country.

The police seized the artifacts from a passenger vehicle on way to Gilgit Biltistan from Abbotabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The seized artifcacts included four big and eight small sculptures of Budha.

Abbotabd Cantonment told media on Thursday that they had received a tip-off that artifacts stolen from an would be smuggled to Northern areas. Acting on the information, police started searching vehicles on a check post at Muslimabad area.

During checking, police intercepted a vehicle and recovered 11 sculptors of Budha hidden in a luggage loaded on the roof of the vehicle.

Police has arrested one person.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 21:25 IST