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Two people were arrested in Croatia for the theft of bottles of luxury wine worth 1.7 million dollars (35.7 million pesos) in Spain, committed on October 27, 2021 in the western city of Cáceres.

After a nine-month manhunt throughout Europe, the National Police arrested Priscila Lara Guevara on Wednesday, a former Mexican beauty queen originally from Ecatepec, and her accomplice, a Romanian-Dutch man.

In a statement, the Spanish national police reported that 45 bottles of wine, including a “unique” vintage from the 19th century worth 315 thousand dollars (6.4 million pesos), were extracted in a meticulously planned robbery in the cellars of the famous hotel-restaurant El Atrio.

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Police investigators believe the woman, who had competed in a beauty contest in his homeland, he distracted the servers at El Atrio by ordering room service from the Michelin-starred restaurant after his kitchen had closed.

Meanwhile, his accomplice The 47-year-old slipped into the cellar, unlocked it with a master key he had stolen during a previous visit, and filled three backpacks with the bottles, wrapping them in towels from the hotel room to protect them, according to the police statement.

The next day, the hotel’s CCTV captured the couple, who had registered with fake Swiss IDs, leaving the hotel on foot at 5:30 a.m., with no forensic trace of their presence at the scene. leading police to initially believe that a organized gang was behind the robbery.

The two suspects had visited El Atrio three times before the robbery, according to the police statement, and, like many patrons, had visited the bodega.

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Between the stolen wine items there was a bottle of the prestigious French Bordeaux Chateau d’Yquem from 1806, which had an “incalculable” value, said sommelier José Polo, co-owner of El Atrio.

“That bottle was part of my personal history, almost part of me, of the history of Atrio, but also of Cáceres, of its citizens, of wine lovers from all over the world,” Polo said in a letter to local media cited by the spanish newspaper The country.

Both suspects left Spain in a matter of days and were chased for months across Europe before being identified by Croatian border guards as they crossed from Montenegro, police said.

The Spanish police worked with their counterparts in the Netherlands, Croatia and Romania, as well as with Interpol, to catch the couplewho has not been identified pending extradition and the filing of formal charges.

The stolen wine has not been recovered and the investigation continues, according to Spanish media.

With information from Reuters

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