Stolen Van Goghs recovered

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Axel Ruger (L-3), director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, stands next to the paintings Congregation Leaving The Reformed Church of Neunen and The Beach At Scheveningen During A Storm by Vincent Van Gogh during Italian investigators' press conference in Naples, Italy, 30 September 2016. Two priceless Van Goghs stolen from Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum in December 2002 were among the assets recovered by Italian Finance police from a drug-trafficking clan in the Neapolitan Camorra mafia Friday. The works are worth some $100 million, investigative sources said. The paintings are The Beach At Scheveningen During A Storm (1882) and Congregation Leaving The Reformed Church of Neunen (1884-1885). Some of the gang who stole the Van Goghs and other paintings were arrested a year later but the haul was never found. Assets worth tens of millions of euros were seized from the Camorra group. ANSA/ CIRO FUSCO

Two priceless Van Goghs stolen from Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum in December 2002 were among items recovered from a drug-trafficking clan in the Neapolitan Camorra mafia Friday.

The works are worth some $100 million, investigative sources said. The paintings are The Beach At Scheveningen During A Storm (1882) and Congregation Leaving The Reformed Church of Neunen (1884-1885).

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