'Pandora': operation against looting
Verónica Viñas (2017). 'Pandora', operación contra el expolio. Diario de León. 11 December.
Egypt Today (2017). Hurghada Airport thwarts smuggling of 102 artifacts. Egypt Today. 9 December.
Daily Sabah (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from church seized in anti-smuggling op in southeast Turkey. Daily Sabah. 5 December.
Sputnik (2017). Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll. Sputnik. 28 November.
Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.
Khushboo Narayan (2017). 'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation. The Indian Express. 2 November.
Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong. Hindustan Times. 2 November.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Hurghada airport officials foil attempt to smuggle 18th-century Coptic icon. Ahram Online. 29 October.
Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.
Odisha TV (2017). Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP. Odisha TV. 29 September.
The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.
The News (2017). Italy police recover $8.4m worth of stolen church art. The News. 13 September.
Deep Mukherjee (2017). Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station. Hindustan Times. 24 August.
Yusuf Koyun (2017). Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey. Andalou Agency. 21 August.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Attempt to smuggle 18th century artefacts foiled at Egypt's Hurghada port. Ahram Online. 17 August.
DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.
TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.
Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.
Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.
Daily Sabah (2017). Goldplated ancient Torah seized by Turkish security forces in antismuggling drive. Daily Sabah. 17 April.
Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 15 April.
Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.
Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.
Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.
Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.
Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.
Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.
Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.
TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.
TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.
ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.
TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.
Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.
Tamaghna Banerjee (2016). Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore. The Times of India. 1 November.
S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.
TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.
Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.
Daily Sabah (2016). 11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey. Daily Sabah. 30 August.
Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.
S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.
Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned. The Times of India. 12 July.
Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN. The News Minute. 11 July.
S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.
TNN (2016). Items smuggled under guise of iron goods. The Times of India. 11 July.
R. Srikanth (2016). Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques. The Hindu. 5 July.
R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.
R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.
Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.
Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.
The Hindu (2016). 2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi. The Hindu. 20 June.
Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.
Press Trust of India (2016). TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones. Business Standard. 17 June.
K. Maniandan (2016). Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI. The Hindu. 16 June.
R. Srikanth (2016). Catching up with a master smuggler. The Hindu. 15 June.
Express News Service (2016). HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols. The New Indian Express. 15 June.
A. Selvaraj (2016). Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring. The Times of India. 14 June.
TNN (2016). Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties. The Times of India. 13 June.
Express News Service (2016). 50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler. The New Indian Express. 12 June.
S. Vijay Kumar (2016). The American Who Rescued The Saint. Swarajya. 8 June.
TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.
News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.
Express News Service (2016). More idols found in Alwarpet house. The New Indian Express. 3 June.
Vivek Narayanan (2016). Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping. The Hindu. 2 June.
Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.
Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.
Rashmi Menon (2016). Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500. The Economic Times. 18 May.
Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.
APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.
BBC News (2016). 'Valuable' artworks found three years after Kiltullagh church theft. BBC News. 12 April.
Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.
The Hans India (2016). Panchaloha idols seized. The Hans India. 3 April.
Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.
Tom Mashberg (2016). Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case. The New York Times. 18 March.
Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.
Colin Moynihan (2016). Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures. The New York Times. 11 March.
ICE (2016). ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York. ICE. 11 March.
Murcia Today (2016). Stolen artworks and archaeological artifacts seized as Bullas resident is arrested. Murcia Today. 9 March.
Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.
The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.
Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.
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.
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 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( )
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.
Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.
Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.
The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.
Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.
Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.
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.
Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.
Elise Knutson (2015). Lebanon safeguards region's cultural heritage. The Daily Star. 12 June.
YLE (2015). Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria. YLE. 9 June.
Umberto Bacchi (2015). Russia-bound 'looted ceramic' was not pillaged from Syrian museum, says antiquities chief. International Business Times. 9 June.
YLE (2015). Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia. YLE. 5 June.
Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.
TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.
The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.
Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.
Bill Tanner (2015). Stolen art returned to Herefordshire churches. Hereford Times. 7 May.
Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.
The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.
Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.
Sky News (2014). Police Raid Pub In 'Holy Grail' Relic Hunt. Sky News. 7 August.
Stuart White (2014). Cambodian relics 'found in New York'. The Phnom Penh Post. 7 March.
AFA News (2014). Athorities raid storage locker filled with antiquities. AFA News. 6 March.
Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.