If you go on eBay, and go searching around, you will quickly uncover evidence of a brisk trade in Buddhist antiquities. Some of these items are patently forgeries, but what is most disturbing, is that some of them are not.
Much of this is being dealt through Australia. I do not know if the AFP has a stolen artifacts capability similar to that of the FBI, but perhaps that is something that Buddhists in Australia might want to examine.
I wonder if the Radio Mullahs are trading in stolen antiquities in addition to opium? Worth looking at, don't you think?