Golds belonging Hittite, Urartu era seized in Turkey

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Turkish security forces confiscated three kilograms (6.61 pounds) of two gold bars Friday that dates to the ancient Hittite-Urartu civilizations, in eastern Van province.

Gendarmerie forces, searched an intercity bus in the Erciş district as part of historical artifact smuggling operations.

The gold was seized in a passenger's bag on the bus.

The suspect was arrested.

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