Over 3600 antiques were returned to Bulgaria after an operation of the State Agency for National Security (DANS) and Italian police.
The joint police operation prevented the sale of the antiques at an auction in Verona, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio.
The joint operation was conducted after an investigation which lasted several months.
BELGRADE - The delegation of the School for Professional Development of the Italian police which is staying in Serbia on a study visit will exchange experiences with representatives of the Serbian Ministry of Interior, National Assembly, as well as operative and training units of the Serbian police.
Italian police arrested on Wednesday 24 Veneto separatists, who were were accused of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order.
Twenty-seven others are investigated by the prosecution.
An Italian prosecutor said that the separatists were planning an ''insurrection'' to obtain independence for the region around Venice.