• More than 150 allegedly stolen Aboriginal artefacts from Tasmania have been seized at a Sydney home. (Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment)Source: Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Police from Tasmania and NSW have raided a Sydney house where more than 150 Aboriginal artefacts were being offered for sale.
NITV Staff Writer

14 Sep 2017 - 1:20 PM  UPDATED 14 Sep 2017 - 1:20 PM

A police raid in Sydney has netted more than 150 stolen Aboriginal artefacts which were being illegally offered for sale online.

The Tasmanian department of primary industries said the raid was prompted by reports the items were on the verge of being sold.

"It is very concerning that these culturally significant items are just being treated as a commodity," natural and cultural heritage division chief enforcement officer Luke Bond told AAP.

The items are believed to have been taken from a number of locations around Tasmania.

So far no charges have been laid.

It is unclear if the artefacts are related to nearly 40 stone items have been seized from a Hobart home after a tip-off Aboriginal artefacts were being illegally listed for sale online earlier this year.