Spanish police arrests 4 people over theft of priceless 12-th century religious manuscripts

Madrid, Spain - Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested four people in connection with the theft of a priceless collection of 12th-century religious manuscripts.

A ministry spokeswoman said an electrician who worked at a cathedral in the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela from where the Calixtinus Codex was stolen a year ago was arrested along with his wife and son, and another woman.

The missing, richly-decorated tome is considered the first guide for people making the ancient Christian pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, the Spanish name for the Way of St. James.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with ministry regulations, said Wednesday police found some €1 million ($1.26 million) in a house belonging to one of the detainees.