"Achieving Hilla," announces the arrest of a smuggler gold coins dating back to the Sassanid era

Hilla achieve Court announced the arrest of accused of trying to smuggle archaeological materials belonging to the Sassanid era, pointing to end all investigative procedures in the case, in coordination with the Department of National Museums in Baghdad. The judge said Haider Hamza said that "the accused took place in the grip of the law during a search in one of the province of Babylon checkpoints", noting that "the intelligence officers found the gold coins with small sizes like the old currency in his pocket." The judge court of inquiry Hilla in an interview to the "Media Center for the judiciary (JAMC)" that "the accused were referred to the Court achieve Hilla was the arrest of the person starting in accordance with the provisions of Article 240 of the Penal Code."
Hamza said that "the accused admitted that he had intended to do this transfer of archaeological materials from Baghdad to one of the southern provinces in order to be smuggled and traded."

According to the judge, the accused "bring these materials from the shop owner Antiques and Antiques Antiques in Baghdad," adding that "the court formed a working group, was arrested on the third defendant, in terms of the first defendant, have been issued arrest warrants against the owner of antiques Fugitive place is."

He explained that he "was searched role belonging to them, in order to find other materials."

Hamza and pointed out that "archaeological materials have been sent to the Department of National Museums in Baghdad for the purpose of examination," stressing that "the results of the examination showed that the gold coins of important historical value and return to the Sassanian era."

Hamza said that "the law applicable in these crimes law is the law of Antiquities and Heritage No. 55 of 2002".

And as he emphasized that "this law divides the material to; and archaeological heritage, according to old and presented", he pointed out that "these data sets are of punishment to be imposed on the convicted hold such crimes."

According to the investigative judge that the law known effects as "a movable and immovable properties or manufactured by or carved or painted or human forms and under the age of 200 years, as well as human and animal structures."

While material heritage Hamza pointed out that it takes the same definition with the exception that the "old at least 200 years old, with have a historical, national or nationalist or high literary value and unannounced decision of the minister, and this is indicated by the articles 7 and 8 of Antiquities and Heritage Law ".

He stressed that "the Iraqi courts to consider her experience in such cases," pointing out that "the technical committee composed of specialists science Antiquities and Heritage, located in the Department of National Museums in Baghdad, shall examine the seized material."

He concluded that "coordination was at a high level with the committee, which reserves the material after it is correct for the purpose of deposit in national museums."