News Brief 2/25/2012, Adar 2, 5772
Sunken Treasure Finally Arrives In Spain
A treasure worth an estimated half billion dollars in gold and silver coins, recovered from a Spanish warship that sank two centuries ago, arrived in Madrid Saturday, just weeks after U.S. courts ruled that Spain had rights to the loot, not the Florida deep-sea salvage company which found it on the ocean floor.
Two Spanish military cargo planes, which retrieved the nearly 594,000 coins in crates from a secretive warehouse in Florida, landed at the Torrejon military air base in Madrid just before 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) after departing from a US military base in Florida for the overnight flight.