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Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspected Antiquities Smuggler

Thursday, June 13, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK—U.S. authorities have issued an arrest warrant for American citizen Subhash Kapoor, 64, who is currently awaiting trial in India, where he is accused of being part of an international antiquities smuggling ring. Federal agents raided Kapoor’s Manhattan art gallery and storage facilities last year, and they have seized his business records. He is suspected of supplying stolen artifacts, accompanied with forged provenance documents, to museums around the world. “It’s one of our most significant antiquities and artifacts investigations that we’ve conducted,” said Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent in Charge James T. Hayes said last year, after a raid.