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Operation Andromeda: Comment from Minister

Italian Minister for Culture, Sandro Bondi, has issued a statement thanking the Carabinieri 9 Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale) and the associated legal team for their work on the return of over 300 items from a Japanese dealer based in Switzerland.
L’operazione “Andromeda” raccoglie così i frutti di due anni di indagini, smantellando uno dei gangli del commercio internazionale illecito di beni archeologici e aprendo importanti fronti sul traffico destinato non solo a grandi collezionisti stranieri, ma anche a importanti istituzioni museali, in particolare dell’Estremo Oriente. Ringrazio il Generale Giovanni Nistri, il Procuratore Aggiunto di Roma Giancarlo Capaldo e tutti i militari del Comando Tutela Patrimonio Culturale per questo risultato straordinario”.
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