The Civil Guard recovers 94 objects of great value stolen in different places of worship

The detainee had put several objects for sale on the Internet, among which was a silver chalice from the 16th century

165,000 euros have also been recovered in cash

The oldest books that have been intervened date from the 16th century

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the "Atrapagang and Trapabook Operations", has detained a person in Palencia as the alleged perpetrator of several crimes against property carried out in different locations in Spanish territory.

The investigation, which began last March, has allowed the recovery of almost one hundred objects of considerable value, some of them being of incalculable value.

During the searches carried out in a house, a storage room and an annex to which the detainee had access, the seized objects and 165,000 euros in cash have been found.

As a result of the investigations, it was found that the detainee had three different identifications within a page for the sale of collectibles, where he was trying to sell a book of the Apocalypse of Saint John "Beato de Liébana", a silver chalice from the 16th century , a garnet colored humeral cloth embroidered in gold and a figure of the Virgin.

The robberies have been committed in different religious centers in the towns of Palencia, Burgos, Teruel and La Rioja.

This arrest has been carried out within the framework of "Operation Pandora V", developed at the national level and aimed at protecting Spanish Historical Heritage and combating illicit trafficking in cultural property, especially through the internet.

The proceedings and the detainee have been made available to the Court of First Instance and Instruction No. 4 of Palencia.

For more information, you can call the Peripheral Communication Office of the Civil Guard of Palencia, telephone 979-16.58.22 extension 191.

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