By John Smith •
Published: 08 Oct 2020 • 17:08
OFFICERS of the National Police, in collaboration with INTERPOL and the Peruvian embassy in Spain, have recovered 28 original manuscripts from the time of the Viceroyalty of Peru of dating from the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries which mainly concern the sale of slaves.
These documents were being offered online in an auction and thanks to the information received from Interpol in Lima, Peru, officers were able to stop their sale after pointing out to the seller in the town of Badajoz that it was not permitted to sell them.
They have now been returned to Peru as they are considered part of that country’s national heritage.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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