The Sicilian Mafia is reportedly involved in the smuggling of stolen archaeological objects through Malta and into the UK and the United States, according to a report by MaltaMedia News.
Authorities are pursuing connections to bank accounts in Switzerland and Malta.
Investigators feel the artifacts smugglers work independent of the Mafia but have been commissioned by that underworld organization.
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