Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Feds Search in Santa Fe for Peruvian Art.(Final)

Byline: Gary E. Salazar Journal Staff Writer

* No trace found of 16th Century altar piece that was reported stolen

Federal law enforcement agents were in Santa Fe on Thursday in search of a valuable 16th Century altar piece allegedly stolen from a remote Peruvian village.

They didn't find the artwork but have evidence that it had been in Santa Fe recently, said David Fry, resident agent of the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Albuquerque office.

"We attempted to locate it today in Santa Fe and came up empty," Fry said. "We have received reliable information from witnesses who have observed it in Santa Fe within the past 10 days.

"We would like to recover this piece. …

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