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Montenegro catches 'Pink Panther'

2011-06-06 22:37

Podgorica - Montenegrin police say they have arrested an alleged member of the international gang of jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers.

The police identified the man as Igor Jocic, a citizen of neighbouring Serbia.

They said he was trying to cross the border between the two Balkan states. They did not specify the alleged crime he has committed.

The members of the gang are believed by Interpol to be from Balkan countries.

They are the prime suspects in a series of thefts that have netted over €120m of jewels and watches over the past decade in Europe, Asia and the Persian Gulf.

The Pink Panther gang is named after the 1963 movie starring Peter Sellers as the bungling Inspector Clouseau.