Five people arrested for illegal excavation at historical site

December 23, 2019 - 21:11

TEHRAN – Iranian police have arrested five people suspected of illegal excavation at the ruins of a historical fortress in Robat Karim county, Tehran province.

The suspects were detained at Adran historical fortress before they do any irreparable destruction, said Mohammad-Javad Seifi, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage, ISNA reported on Monday.

The culprits were handed over to the judicial system for further investigation, he added.

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