Arequipa Peru: First prison case of individual trafficking in archaeological cultural heritage items

Posted on August 15, 2012 • Filed under: Archaeology, Crime, Culture, Police/Military Activity

The first case of imprisonment for illicit traffic of cultural heritage took place in Arequipa ordered preventive prison for nine months against Jhony Narrea Ramos was arrested several times for committing the offense, reported the Regional Directorate of Culture. The Regional Director of Culture, Julia Bustinza Barreda said that the Public Ministry denounced Narrea for the crime against cultural heritage and was admitted to the criminal Pucchún in the province of Camana last time investigations.
He said that the weekend was involved with more than ten archaeological pieces, textiles and pottery from pre-Inca times. The procedure was performed in camanejo district of La Pampa. Read Article

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