Effectively, this stinks.
If discovered responsible, the vacationers might withstand 4 years in jail, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Tuesday.
“The six vacationers are being detained and investigated by the general public ministry for the alleged crime in opposition to cultural heritage,” mentioned Wilbert Leyva, the Cusco regional police chief, in keeping with a neighborhood information outlet cited by the AFP.
In line with Leyva, authorities found the group in a restricted portion of the temple, the place in addition they discovered a part of a stone wall that had “broken off” and cracked the ground. Officers reportedly additionally discovered feces within the temple.
A consultant for Peru’s Ministry of Tradition was not instantly obtainable to substantiate if the group, which consisted of a vacationer from France, two from Brazil, two from Argentina and one from Chile, was at the moment being detained as of Tuesday.
A number of areas of the semicircular Temple of the Solar are mentioned to be off-limits to guests, the AFP reported. It’s considered some of the sacred websites on the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, the place worshippers would make choices to the solar.
Machu Picchu is the highest vacationer vacation spot in all of Peru, and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.