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January 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police seized two U.S. citizens who tried to make off with a 37-ton meteorite that has become a landmark of northern Argentina, a newspaper reported. La Nacion said that Jeffrey W. Smith, 31, and Robert Hagg, 33, both of Tucson, Ariz., were detained after police--told by residents that the meteorite was missing--became suspicious of a small convoy that included a heavy truck with a winch.
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January 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police seized two U.S. citizens who tried to make off with a 37-ton meteorite that has become a landmark of northern Argentina, a newspaper reported. La Nacion said that Jeffrey W. Smith, 31, and Robert Hagg, 33, both of Tucson, Ariz., were detained after police--told by residents that the meteorite was missing--became suspicious of a small convoy that included a heavy truck with a winch.
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July 3, 1987
Grave robbers cut off the hands of former Argentine President Juan D. Peron after sneaking into his tomb last weekend and opening his casket, an investigating judge said. Officials said the robbers are demanding $8 million for the return of the bones and other relics belonging to the Argentine leader, who died early in his third presidential term in 1974 at the age of 78.
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February 14, 1989
A retired Argentine police commissioner and his wife were held in Miami on charges of conspiring to sell stolen paintings worth as much as $100 million by such masters as El Greco and Goya, FBI officials said. Juan Carlos Longo, 53, and his wife, Hilda, 40, who have homes in Buenos Aires and Miami, were held without bond in pretrial detention after being arrested last week, the FBI said.
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February 14, 1989
A retired Argentine police commissioner and his wife were held in Miami on charges of conspiring to sell stolen paintings worth as much as $100 million by such masters as El Greco and Goya, FBI officials said. Juan Carlos Longo, 53, and his wife, Hilda, 40, who have homes in Buenos Aires and Miami, were held without bond in pretrial detention after being arrested last week, the FBI said.
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July 3, 1987
Grave robbers cut off the hands of former Argentine President Juan D. Peron after sneaking into his tomb last weekend and opening his casket, an investigating judge said. Officials said the robbers are demanding $8 million for the return of the bones and other relics belonging to the Argentine leader, who died early in his third presidential term in 1974 at the age of 78.
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