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Malaga bullfighting museum collection embargoed over unpaid debt

Items were removed from the museum on Tuesday.
Items were removed from the museum on Tuesday. / Ñito Salas
  • The collection's owner, businessman Juan Barco, has an outstanding 455,000-euro debt with construction company Arjona

Exhibits from the Malaga bullfighting museum (Centro de Arte de la Tauromaquia) were removed on Tuesday after a court in the city ordered that assets belonging to businessman Juan Barco be embargoed.

The action was taken in response to the debt racked up by the businessman from Extremadura with construction company Arjona that carried out the refurbishment of the publicly owned building.

The court states that the initial debt was 395,000 euros, but that has now risen to 455,000 euros with interest and costs.

The collection consists of 3,000 pieces, 300 of which were on show in the premises in the city centre since its opening in February 2015.