Turkey: 4 arrested for trying to sell 700-year-old Torah scroll

An ancient Torah scroll was discovered in Turkey after four people tried to sell it on the black market to undercover police officers for almost $2 million. The Torah scroll is believed to be 700 years old.
The Torah scroll Photo Credit: Turkish TV/Channel 2 News

Last week, Turkish security forces arrested four citizens who tried to sell an ancient Torah scroll on the black market. The prospective buyers were undercover police officers.

According to Turkish TV networks, the Torah scroll that was discovered in Muğla, a city in south-western Turkey, is 700 years old. The suspects were trying to sell it for $1.9 million.

The Torah scroll has been sent to a local museum for further examination. One of the suspects is still in custody while the other three have been placed under house arrest.

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