The authorities in Peru have decided to deport five of the six tourists arrested last weekend by entering illegally in the inca citadel of Machu Picchu, and judge only one, accused of damaging cultural property. Citizens (three argentinians, one brazilian, one French and one chilean) joined in the place on Saturday night and were arrested by guards of the park and police officers in the early hours of Sunday.
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The only member of the group that you will have to answer to the peruvian authorities is the argentine Nahuel Gomez of 28 years. The tourist is accused of being responsible for the damage caused by the fall of a stone in the Temple of the Sun, where access to some areas is restricted by the delicate state of conservation in which it is, and to make their needs in the same place. Both damages were confirmed by the Directorate of Culture of Cuzco.
The same cultural entity, which filed a complaint with the police and the Prosecutor's office to the six tourists, explained that in the Temple of the Sun was presented the fracture of a stone that fell off a wall and fell from a height of six meters, approximately. The impact caused a crack in the ground. It was there where we found fecal matter.
Victor Patiño, police chief of Cuzco, described by the local daily Mail the situation of Gomez: "The argentine citizen has already accepted to be the direct perpetrator of the attack, therefore, remains in custody in the district of Machu Picchu. The authorities of the Public Ministry and the Judiciary as they see the penalty imposed on them". The other five defendants to enter into the citadel will have to pay a fine and are expected to be deported this Wednesday afternoon.
Machu Picchu is the main tourist destination of Peru. Each day they get there thousands of visitors, who often move by train from the city of Cuzco, the nearest to the fortress, a vestige of the inca civilization that inhabited this region of South america.Updated Date: 15 January 2020, 18:00