3 persons reported for receiving stolen goods and violation of articles 175 and 176 of the code of cultural heritage and landscape
Understanding the importance of the objects he found himself in front of, an archaeologist, who was eating in a bar in via Frascati, asked for the intervention of the State Police by reporting to NUE 112.
When they arrived on site, the agents of the Appio police station directed by Pamela De Giorgi, in the area outside the commercial activity, found in addition to the bar manager also a restaurateur intent on unloading objects from a van, subsequently assessed as “historical artifacts” – with value to be quantified but still of high value – by two archaeological officials of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage of the Appia Antica archaeological park.
“We were looking for outdoor furniture items and we bought them online” so the two men, a 25 year old and a 64 year old, both Roman, justified themselves, also providing the name of the seller, who, among other things, had given them the objects considered valuable found and seized during the police operation. The 76-year-old, in charge of the sale – reached by the agents in her home for the subsequent development of the investigative activity – was very surprised by the value of the objects purchased by the two merchants, so much so that she had sold them without any compensation and at the same time she indicated other finds in his possession.
At the end of the transaction, buyers and sellers were reported for receiving stolen goods and violation of articles 175 and 176 of the code of cultural heritage and landscape, against the 64-year-old the crime of resistance and threat to a public official was also charged. threats and invectives addressed to agents during subsequent formalities.
On the sidelines of the important discovery, the same agents of the Appio police station, while operating in the bar in via Frascati, noticed the typical smell of marijuana coming from a table where 4 young people were sitting and actually 2 of them had weed. The policemen then ransacked their homes and around 130 grams of hashish and marijuana were found at the home of a 22-year-old Roman, as well as the material for weighing the individual doses. The boy was arrested for detention for the purpose of drug dealing.