A British tourist has been arrested in Turkey after he reportedly attempted to fly home with a handful of coins he found while snorkelling.
Toby Robyns was detained at Bodrum airport on Friday on suspicion of “finding Turkish artefacts without notifying authorities”, The Sun said.
The 52-year-old father-of-five, from Southwick, West Sussex, discovered the 13 coins while snorkelling during a two-week holiday in Turgutreis and tried to take them home as a souvenir, the newspaper said.
He is reportedly being held at Milas prison while he waits to hear whether he will be charged. The ambulance driver faces a three-year prison term if found guilty.
James Stoneham, a family friend, said: “This was harmless fun on a holiday.
“When he went to get his flight home they dragged him off and searched his hand luggage.”
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are assisting a British man following his arrest in Bodrum and remain in contact with his family and the Turkish authorities.”