Sorry for the poor google translation, but found this article in the newspapers.
Tournai - Three Dutch are Tuesday condemned by the correctional court of Tournai to a suspended sentence of three months for the illegal export of archaeological research in Belgium. In the Netherlands, these trials allowed.
Dennis V., 33, Robertus K, 34, and Cornelius V, 33, resident in all three ******* (Netherlands), were summoned to appear as perpetrators of research and archaeological excavations are undertaken without prior consent by obtained from the Walloon government.
The three defendants were sentenced Tuesday to three months suspended prison sentence of three years.
It is difficult to understand for European residents to accept such penalty, despite the minimum, if such acts are not punishable in the Netherlands.
In August 2008, after excavations on the battlefield of Ypres, where they are a British bullet and shrapnel have been found, these lovers of World war I in the region of Komen-Warneton. After inspecting the vehicle, the police seized a metal detector and found the two items.
The three men were Interpellated because excavations at a historic site without permission is prohibited. For these facts, the prosecutor demanded three months' imprisonment. Based on a simple debt statement (confession), the lawyer for the three defendants argued for a suspended sentence.
So come on down, the three suspects in the course of these three years have a conviction for such offenses up, they suspended sentence of three months to serve.
Presumably, the metal detector and finds two confiscated (they do not get it back).