Driver for Norwegian Embassy caught smuggling antiquities

A driver employed by the Norwegian embassy in Israel was arrested at Allenby Bridge last week carrying a haul of antiquities while a senior Norwegian diplomat was in the vehicle, the Israel Tax Authority said Monday.

According to a press release by the Israel Tax Authority, last Tuesday a Mercedes bearing diplomatic plates pulled up at the Allenby border crossing and was approached by customs officials for an exam. While checking the body panels of the car they found 10 kilograms of ancient coins and figurines stashed inside of cardboard boxes.


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