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Six of the tourists at Machu Picchu was arrested on Sunday following accusations that they have damaged a part of the site, and the links in the stools in the Temple of the Sun.
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If found guilty, the tourists could face up to four years in prison, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Tuesday.
“The six tourists are being stopped and searched by the public prosecutor’s office for the alleged crime against cultural heritage,” Cusco police chief, said.
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“The six tourists are being stopped and searched by the public prosecutor’s office for the alleged crime against cultural heritage,” said Wilbert Leyva, the Cusco regional head of the police department, according to a local news source, cited by AFP.
According to Leyva, was discovered by the authorities that the group was in a restricted part of the temple, where they found a portion of a wall of stone that had been “broken off” and cracked up the floor. The civil servants, who are said to have been found in the stool, in the temple.
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A representative from the peruvian Ministry of Culture and tourism, was not immediately available to confirm that the group, which consisted of tourists from France, two from Brazil, two from Argentina and one from Chile, which at the time was being detained on Tuesday.
The Temple of the Sun, is said to be one of the sacred places in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where the faithful would make offerings to the sun.
Many areas of the semi-circular shape of the Temple of the Sun, is said to be off-limits to visitors, AFP reported. It is considered to be one of the most sacred places in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where the faithful would make offerings to the sun.
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Machu Picchu is one of the top tourist destination in all of Peru, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.