Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Dutch detectives have recovered five 17th-century paintings that were stolen from the Frans Hals Museum in 2002. "The Golden Age works, worth millions of dollars, were found after an 18-month investigation by Dutch police who used undercover agents to crack the case and worked closely with Britain's Serious and Organized Crime Agency." Three men are "being held on suspicion of receiving the stolen paintings," and "police said they seized cars, including a Ferrari and a Range Rover, at one of the houses along with handguns, body armor, designer watches, drugs and an undisclosed amount of cash."