On 6th October the GNR Criminal Investigation (NIC) of Ponte da Barca returned a backpack with 25,000 euros to the owner of Spanish nationality, who had lost it at the Vodafone Festival Paredes de Coura.
On August 22, 2016, at 01:30 hours, soldiers from the Territorial Office of Paredes de Coura, while patrolling the area surrounding the enclosure Vodafone Paredes de Coura Festival, which had ended the previous day, located on the access road to the campsite, an abandoned backpack containing 25,000 euros.
The documentation that was in the bag however was insufficient to identify the owner, although there was an indication that he/she was a provider of catering services. In Spain. The GNR Criminal Investigation Unit Ponte da Barca initiated steps with its Spanish counterpart, the Guardia Civil, in order to try and trace the owner.
Eventually they were able to do so and the goods returned to him.
Comment – A lucky man!.