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El congresista Yonhy Lescano pidió hoy al ministro del Interior, Luis Alva Castro, investigar a los efectivos policiales de Desaguadero (Puno) que fueron denunciados por la presunta venta de fragmentos del meteorito que cayó a mediados de setiembre pasado en la comunidad de Carancas, y de comprobarse su participación separarlos de la Policía Nacional.

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The Chief of Police in the area where the meteorite landed on September 15, denied having sold fragments of the meteorite to Michael Farmer, a meteorite collector.
Peru's El Comercio newspaper reported today that Victor Anaya, the Chief of Police in Desaguadero, Puno, Peru stated he did not sell fragments of the meteorite to the U.S. meteorite collector. Anaya stated that the accusations made by Farmer were "completely false."


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At 3,792 meters altitude the Carancas meteorite crater is one of the highest craters found.

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El jefe de la Policía en Desaguadero (Puno), mayor PNP Víctor Anaya, negó hoy haber vendido restos del objeto luminoso que cayó en la comunidad de Carancas a cazameteoritos norteamericanos.
 Según Michael Farmer, conocido negociante de meteoritos, la Policía local vendió la mayor cantidad de fragmentos. Incluso, afirmó que el mayor Anaya vendió a un americano un pedazo de meteorito de unos cuatro kilos, por dos mil dólares.

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Andina, Peru's official government news agency, reported today that the "meteorite hunter" Michael Farmer admitted that he had taken 300 grams of meteorite fragments out of Peru. The fragments were reported to be of the meteorite that landed in Carancas, Puno, Peru.

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El presidente del Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP), Ronald Woodman, denunció que un grupo de estadounidenses dirigidos por Michael Farmer ( famoso buscador de meteoros en el mundo) intenta traficar con los restos del meteorito que cayó en la localidad de Carancas (Puno) a mediados de setiembre pasado.

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Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute (INGEMMET) announced today that the crater left by the meteorite that landed in a small town in Puno, Peru would disappear in two or three months.
Experts estimated that the crater would be gone within this time because of the accumulation of dirt and water in the hole itself. They stated that the accumulation would be due to the rainy season this region of Peru is experiencing.
Director of Geology for Peru´s INGEMMET, Hernando Nuñez del Prado, stated that the roof which was to be built could keep the crater safe from the intense rain. He stated that the rain would increase the river's activity, thus causing it to directly affect the crater.

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Photos of Carancas Meteorite
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Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed. The object that exploded and formed a crater that emitted mysterious gases in Peru on 15 September was a meteorite that hit soil where the subsurface water table was high, according to the first official report from geologists who have returned from the scene.
Speculation raged about what caused the crater, found in the Peruvian town of Carancas, near the Bolivian border, with a hydrothermal explosion of gas and even a downed spy satellite offered up as culprits.

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