Turkish security forces seized Friday a Roman-era statuette in an anti-smuggling operation in western Turkey's Denizli province.
Acting on a tip-off, the Provincial Gendarmerie Units followed a car belonging to a suspect identified as Kenan M. in Sarayköy district.
The units stopped and searched the car in Beylerbeyi neighborhood, and in the trunk they found a bronze statuette resembling a Roman-era gladiator on a carriage.
The ancient statuette was delivered to the Denizli Museum Directorate while the suspect was detained.
The suspect was later released by court pending a trial.