SBU passes to Rivne regional cultural museum over 1,000 relics seized from smugglers
SBU passed to Rivne regional cultural museum over 1,000 relics, among which especial cultural value have a sword of XIV-XV and collection of ancient coins of different value and periods of coinage.
In general, passed to museum pieces dated from VII BC - XX CE. There are also a lot of weapons and households of different eras. Visitors were able to see antiquities due to the work of the SBU officials, who prevented smuggling of cultural values from Ukraine. For experts its almost impossible to estimate the total cost of returned historical values. Because some of them are truly of great value for Ukrainian history. It is extremely important that relics which had to be abroad in private collections still remain in Ukraine.
Note: All relics were confiscated in state revenue under criminal proceedings investigating SBU regional Office investigators. Persons who transported values hiding from customs control, were convicted under Part 2, Art. 15 and Part 1 Art. 201 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
For the Attention of the SBU Head