The Tunisian security services seized in Sousse on Tuesday a painting depicted on a silver plate encrusted with precious stones, seems that it had been smuggled from Libya, and it is likely to be antique.

A security source said to Mosaique fm that the painting was seized after a tight ambush by the security forces, awaiting display to the competent authorities to determine its value.

The Tunisian Public Prosecutor gave permission to continue arresting the two suspects pending investigations, on charges of trafficking in antiquities.