MIAMI – Authorities in South Florida say they've recovered a Henri Matisse painting that was stolen from a Venezuela museum nearly a decade ago.
The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that 46-year-old Marcuello Guzman and 50-year-old Maria Martha Elisa Ornelas Lazo were arrested Tuesday following a meeting with undercover agents.
Court records show that FBI agents had been negotiating the sale of "Odalisque in Red Pants" with Marcuello in Miami. He allegedly offered to sell it for $740,000. The painting -- valued at about $3 million -- was discovered stolen from the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art in December 2002.
Records show Ornelas brought the painting to Miami from Mexico City, where it was being stored, on Monday.
It wasn't immediately clear if either suspect had an attorney. They each face up to 10 years in prison.