Mexican fisherman who lost treasure f...

Mexican fisherman who lost treasure faces eviction

There are 3 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Nov 14, 2013, titled Mexican fisherman who lost treasure faces eviction. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

Gulf-coast fisherman Raul Hurtado is a local legend, the man who found and lost millions of dollars' worth of Aztec gold almost four decades ago, was tossed in prison, then found peace making $150 a month selling octopus and other seafood from a thatched-roof shack.

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Georgetown, Canada

#1 Nov 14, 2013

Chihuahua, Mexico

#2 Nov 14, 2013
Wow!! Great story. What an ironic twist. Even if he knew what they were worth, and could get have gotten them out of the country and sold them, they would still be illegal. You can google and read about things that were sold illegally out of Mexico and then returned later through legal proceedings. He could have spent more time in jail later I am guessing, if he knew their worth, and if he was educated enough to know better. What a temptation that would have been to find a treasure like that and not be able to do anything with it legally. Especially if you were very poor.

Sad about the time he spent in jail. Not right. Sad that he may loose his business.

Since: Oct 08

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#3 Nov 14, 2013
Yep. Only a Mexican can find and lose millions of dollars' worth of Aztec gold.

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