6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.

Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 15 April.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

(Tunisia)

Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.

ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.

4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested

(India)

TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

Tamaghna Banerjee (2016). Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore. The Times of India. 1 November.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.

11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). 11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey. Daily Sabah. 30 August.

All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores

(India)

Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned. The Times of India. 12 July.

Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN. The News Minute. 11 July.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

TNN (2016). Items smuggled under guise of iron goods. The Times of India. 11 July.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques. The Hindu. 5 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi. The Hindu. 20 June.

Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones. Business Standard. 17 June.

Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI

(India)

K. Maniandan (2016). Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI. The Hindu. 16 June.

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Catching up with a master smuggler. The Hindu. 15 June.

HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols

(India)

Express News Service (2016). HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols. The New Indian Express. 15 June.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2016). Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring. The Times of India. 14 June.

Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties

(India)

TNN (2016). Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties. The Times of India. 13 June.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler. The New Indian Express. 12 June.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). The American Who Rescued The Saint. Swarajya. 8 June.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.

More idols found in Alwarpet house

(India)

Express News Service (2016). More idols found in Alwarpet house. The New Indian Express. 3 June.

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping. The Hindu. 2 June.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.

Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500

(India)

Rashmi Menon (2016). Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500. The Economic Times. 18 May.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.

'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft

(Ireland)

BBC News (2016). 'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft. BBC News. 12 April.

Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held

(India)

Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panchaloha idols seized. The Hans India. 3 April.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case. The New York Times. 18 March.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

(United States of America; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan (2016). Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures. The New York Times. 11 March.

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2016). ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York. ICE. 11 March.

Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi

(Spain)

Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.

La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora

(Spain)

Police recover silver chalice stolen from a Zamora church

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). La Policía recupera un cáliz de plata robado en una iglesia de Zamora. La Opinión de Zamora. 27 January.

Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones

(Spain)

Robberies and forgeries of seized art in the last year tops 150 million

José Ramón Villalba (2016). Los robos y falsificaciones de arte abortados en el último lustro superan los 150 millones. Ideal. 20 January.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos

(Spain)

Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.

Encontraron en Colinas la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango

(Argentina)

Bronze bell from the church of Cabalango found in Colinas

El Diario Carlos Paz (2015). Encontraron en Colinas la campana de bronce de la Iglesia de Cabalango. El Diario Carlos Paz. 27 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises

(France)

Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église

(France)

Castelginest police dismantle a church robbers network

Laurence Cabrol (2015). Mystérieux vols dans le trésor de Lézat sur Lèze: la gendarmerie de Castelginest (31) démantèle un réseau de pilleurs d'église. Ariege News. 31 August.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation

(India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas

(Spain)

Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage

(Lebanon)

Elise Knutson (2015). Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage. The Daily Star. 12 June.

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria

(Finland)

YLE (2015). Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria. YLE. 9 June.

Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief

(Finland)

Umberto Bacchi (2015). Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief. International Business Times. 9 June.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE (2015). Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia. YLE. 5 June.

Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts

(United States of America)

Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

(India)

TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.

Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches

(United Kingdom)

Bill Tanner (2015). Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches. Hereford Times. 7 May.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.

Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt

(United Kingdom)

Sky News (2014). Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt. Sky News. 7 August.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White (2014). Cambodian relics 'found in New York'. The Phnom Penh Post. 7 March.

Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities

(United States of America)

AFA News (2014). Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities. AFA News. 6 March.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.