ALMOST 10,000 pieces of great historical and cultural value have been recovered by police in Bullas, Murcia.
As part of the ‘LIGNUM’ operation within the ‘Plan for the Protection of Spanish Historical Heritage,’ police arrested one person and are investigating another suspected of 15 offences of theft, misappropriation and reception of stolen goods.
Amongst the items found in the property in Bullas were 4,000 archaeological pieces, 5,000 coins of different eras and cultures, more than 150 religious objects and palaeontological remains.
Noted for its quality, age and rarity, a Book of Psalms manuscript written in Latin, dated between the late 14th and early 15th century, was also recovered by officers as well as documentation stretching from the 16th to the 19th century, belonging to the municipalities of Caravaca de la Cruz, Cehegín, Bullas, Calasparra and Albacete.
The investigation began last year, when the Guardia Civil was informed that a person, a resident of the municipality of Bullas, could be devoted to collecting all kinds of antique objects, many of which could belong to Spanish Historical Heritage.