A 29-year-old Mexican beauty queen and a 47-year-old Romanian-Dutch man appeared in court last week after being arrested for the theft of 45 highly unusual bottles, including one from 1806 worth €310,000. did.
The £1.3million wine robbery from a hotel/restaurant in Caceres, western Spain, has captivated the world’s media. The case added a whole new layer of mystery.
The duo were identified and arrested in Croatia in July while attempting to cross the border into Montenegro.On August 3, the suspects were transferred from Dubrovnik to Madrid. Policía Nacional shared a video on his Twitter of the pair being escorted from the plane.
— Policia Nacional (@policia) August 4, 2022
Appearing in court in Cáceres on August 4, the men and women charged with “robbery by force” used their right to testify and only answered questions from legal representatives about what they were doing together in Spain. It says. El Gerardo de Mexico.
Two attorneys reportedly claimed they were on vacation in Croatia and not on the run. The two defendants pleaded “not guilty” to the charges against them, but the judge decided to hold them in preventive custody without bail because of the perceived flight risk. wine searchertheir lawyers deemed the ruling “disproportionate.”
The whereabouts of the stolen bottle are currently unknown.
2022 will be a notable year for wine crime in Spain, with a 40 million bottle fraud case involving a Catalan wine group brought to court last week.