BRITISH mum in hellhole Greek prison over statue found while snorkelling on holiday.
Stacey Marbles, 36, was arrested by security staff in front of her shocked family as they attempted to leave the Greek island of Milos.
Her alleged offence, of smuggling Greek artefacts in her hand luggage, carries a 5 year prison sentence.
“It was horrific,” said Mrs Marbles’ distraught husband, Elgan.”
“Who knew that attempting to take home an old, broken statue could possibly be a crime?”
“It’s not as if the Greeks were taking care of the statue. I think it would look much better in the British Museum.”
“The Greeks said it was a ‘priceless artefact’ and hauled Stacey off to a dodgy prison.”
“There’s nothing to eat but stuffed vine-leaves and thick yogurt.”
“We had such good fun on our all-inclusive break but it’s all ruined now – just because of a lousy souvenir.”
Spiro Dolmades, a Greek museum official said: “The last ‘lousy souvenir’ found on Milos has ended up in the Louvre.”
Mr Marbles said: “Good job we didn’t tell them we broke the arms off to fit it in the suitcase.”
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