Five Spaniards and a Chinese have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning the theft of valuable artworks from the Palace of Fontainebleau. Photo: AFP Five Spaniards and a Chinese have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning the theft of valuable artworks from the Palace of Fontainebleau. Photo: AFP
Five Spaniards and a Chinese have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning the theft of valuable artworks from the Palace of Fontainebleau. Photo: AFP

French police foil Chinese mafia-led art heist at Palace of Fontainebleau, report says

  • Chinese citizen arrested on suspicion of paying Spanish crime gang US$888,000 to steal precious artefacts from royal residence
  • Chateau houses many works looted by French and British troops from Beijing’s Summer Palace in 1860

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Five Spaniards and a Chinese have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning the theft of valuable artworks from the Palace of Fontainebleau. Photo: AFP Five Spaniards and a Chinese have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning the theft of valuable artworks from the Palace of Fontainebleau. Photo: AFP
Five Spaniards and a Chinese have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning the theft of valuable artworks from the Palace of Fontainebleau. Photo: AFP
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