Police swoop on suspects in international Belgian diamond heist gang

The trigger for the arrests was a man detained in…

The trigger for the arrests was a man detained in France who is thought to have been a member of the eight man armed gang who snatched the diamond consignment from the hold of a passenger jet in a precision hold-up that lasted just three minutes three months ago.

Eight people were arrested in Switzerland, where the stolen diamonds were originally intended for and 24 suspects have been detained in Belgium as the authorities raided 40 addresses linked to known members of the Belgian underworld.

“We believe the man arrested in France is one of the authors of the robbery,” said Jean-Marc Meilleur of the Brussels prosecutor’s office.

Read more at The Telegraph

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