BRUSSELS - Machine-gun toting robbers disguised as police made off with US$50 million (1.5 billion baht) worth of diamonds in a spectacular heist on the tarmac at Brussels airport, prosecutors and dealers said on Tuesday.
A man holds a rare diamond at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair in Hong Kong on Sept 22, 2009. Armed robbers have pulled off a spectacular heist at Brussels airport, making off with millions of euros worth of diamonds, Belgian public television reported on Tuesday. (AFP Photo)
Monday night's robbery at Zaventem airport was "one of the biggest" ever, said a spokeswoman for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the global dealers syndicate.
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