Shanghai tourist accused by local police in Turkey for smuggling cultural relics

Posted on April 2, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Arrested

Shanghai tourist Du Chengyi’s journey to Turkey took a disastrous turn when local police accused him of smuggling cultural relics, despite his pleas of innocence. Du and his wife and mother-in-law flew from Brussels, Belgium to Istanbul, Turkey on March 18 before traveling to the southwestern tourist city of Antalya, where he bought a piece of rectangular stone from a roadside peddler at a cost of 20 euros. Read article

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