Planet Earth

The Dealer Connection

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorAug 15, 2009 4:50 PM


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The pothunting story in Utah that has captured my attention is actually just one tentacle of a sprawling illegal antiquities investigation across the Southwest. I've known this for some time, having talked to various dealers snared in the federal sting operation. None of them have been arrested so their role has gone largely unmentioned in the media. But there are two newspaper reporters who are connecting the dots, bit by bit. I've been following their reporting with great interest over the last month. Their latest scoops can be read here and here.

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