After 6 tourists were arrested for allegedly open defecating at the iconic Machu Picchu, authorities are turning to drones and security cameras to keep a check.
Peru’s government promised on Thursday to protect the Machu Picchu sanctuary and other Inca ruins when building a new airport to serve the ancient civilization’s capital of Cusco. Machu Picchu and the Inca road system are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the UN agency has previously expressed
Machu Picchu officials in Peru indicated drones and CCTV would be used for security but also in a bid to prevent desecration of a sacred temple. Six tourists were arrested after faeces were found at the site.
The four men and two women are alleged to have damaged stonework and defecated among the tourist attraction in Peru.
TOURISTS who broke into, and then defecated on, restricted areas of Peruvian Inca ruins Machu Picchu have been arrested. Now, they could face a prison stint of up to four years.
Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru’s cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary.
One of the world’s most famous historic sites is being threatened by a trash crisis. Machu Picchu is at risk because of the waste left by tourists.
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