Police find 700 historical artifacts in couple’s home

7th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

The couple has been arrested on charges of illicitly acquiring the historical artifacts from South America.

7 May 2008

SPAIN - Police have arrested a 60-year-old Spanish man and his 23-year-old Colombian wife on charges of illicitly acquiring historical artifacts from South America to add to a priceless collection stashed at their home in Spain's La Rioja region.

Around 700 pieces of pre-Columbian art - such as the one displayed above by the police commissioner in Canillas, La Rioja - were apparently accumulated by Luis Ángel M. S. and his wife Albenis O. A. during their trips to Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

[El Pais / Bernardo Pérez / Expatica]

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