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Diamond heist 'well organised' says airport spokesman

A robbery at Brussels Airport in which millions of euros of diamonds were stolen as they were being loaded onto a plane, took just 11 minutes, an airport spokesman said.

The thieves broke through a fence on Monday evening and stole gems which could be worth 50m euros (£43m; $67m) as they were being loaded from a Brinks security van onto a Swiss-bound plane.

Brussels Airport spokesman Jan Van der Cruysse also said there was no shooting and no injuries.

  • 19 Feb 2013
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