A Belgian and a Frenchman arrested in Argentina for stealing fossils

A Belgian and a Frenchman have been arrested in the Neuquén Province in Argentina. They were transporting fossils considered national heritage, the news site Ecuavisa reported on Sunday.

Argentinian police arrested two individuals at a road block. Law enforcement officers found seven ammonites and four stones containing fossils in their possession.

According to local authorities, these fossils have a market value of 5,000 euros on the European market.

Police informed the Zapala federal court, who ordered the material seized. It is not known whether there will be any charges.

(Source: Belga)

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