Belgium holds more suspects in €40m diamond heist case

2015-03-16 20:24

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Brussels - Belgian authorities are hoping they have made a major breakthrough in solving a heist of diamonds and gems worth some €40m at Brussels' international airport two years ago.

During a series of raids early on Monday, authorities made several arrests and were analysing goods that could be linked to the theft, which ranks as one of the biggest diamond heists in memory. Authorities refused to say how many were arrested.

On 18 February 2013, eight gunmen cut a fence around Brussels airport, drove onto the tarmac where an armoured car was transferring the gems onto a Zurich-bound airplane and drove off again with the loot.

So far, 14 have been charged in the case but most of the diamonds are still missing.

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