SANA'A, July 28 (Saba) - About 200 antique pieces have been recovered since the beginning of 2009, General Organization for Antiquities and Museums (GAAM) said has said.
A source at the GAAM told the GPC-run almotamar.net that the antiquities have been held with smugglers in different outlets, trying to smuggle the pieces abroad.
Most of the antiquities were held by the security authorities in the Sana'a International Airport.
Six suspects, all are Yemenis, are being appeared in courts in connection to smuggling antiquities, according to the source.
The recovered antiquities included statues, archeries and stone panels and others back to before and after Islamic period.
On the other hand, the Authority has managed to buy around 300 pieces of antique from citizens and sent them to the National Museum.