The gendarmerie’s anti-smuggling and organized crime unit in Diyarbakir province received information about an upcoming deal to sell an ancient religious book. During the operational activities, the prospective participants of the transaction and the place where it will be held were identified.

On 23rd of May this year, gendarmerie units conducted a joint operation, as a result of which all 6 suspects were arrested red-handed.

The smugglers seized an ancient book in a leather cover, with religious motifs written in it on paper from papyrus on 38 pages.