Two arrested for using metal detectors in Chania archaeological site

Police car, Kathimerini

Two Czechs were arrested in the Chania area on July 21, for using metal detectors illegally at the site of an archaeological dig. Local media said the two were charged with the violation of regulations on the protection of cultural heritage after entering a highly restricted area. Praguemonitor.com has later reported that according to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  the men aged 33 and 35 were released on bail on Tuesday and efforts are being made to secure their return to the Czech Republic.