Emerald jewelry worth $1 million seized in Turkey’s south, five people detained
Turkish police have found an emerald jewelry worth $1 million, stolen from a Lebanese national in Istanbul in 2016, in a cafe in the southern province of Mersin, detaining five people, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Jan. 26.
The operation came after Mersin police were informed that an emerald jewelry was being hidden in a cafe located in the Atatürk Park in the Akdeniz district of the province.
Police teams found the jewelry wrapped in cotton in the cafe.
A person believed to have been preparing to sell the jewelry and four others have been detained.
In 2016, a person was arrested on charges of stealing the jewelry from a Lebanese national, but the police could not find the emerald on them.
The emerald will be handed over to its original owner, who will come to Turkey to pick it up next week.