Six tourists have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru’s cultural heritage

Six tourists, including a Frenchwoman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru’s cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary. “The six tourists are being detained and investigated by the public ministry for the alleged crime against cultural heritage,” Cuzco regional police chief Wilbert Leyva said on Monday, quoted by the local Andina news agency.