Aladdin’s cave discovered

Stolen beehive investigation leads Guardia Civil to massive art hoard

A pair of giant elephant tusks were among the many items seized in the operation


ART works of “incalculable value” have been seized in Torrevieja.

A spokesman for the Guardia Civil said they had arrested a 51-year-old Spaniard and are investigating his 37-year-old Brazilian ex-wife and another 46-year-old Spaniard.

They face charges of breaking and entering, crimes against cultural heritage, receiving stolen goods, possession of illegal weapons, fraud and simulating a crime.

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