05/08/2013 06:11 am ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Belgium Airport Robbery: Police Arrest 31 Over $50 Million Diamond Heist

BRUSSELS, May 8 (Reuters) - Police have arrested 31 people in Belgium, France and Switzerland over the heist of $50 million in diamonds from Brussels airport in February, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday.

One suspect was arrested in France and eight in Switzerland on Tuesday, while 24 were rounded up after a raid near Brussels early on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Brussels prosecutor said.

As well as a large amount of diamonds, police recovered cash and luxury cars during the operation in Belgium. (Reporting by Ben Deighton; Writing by Luke Baker; Editing by Pravin Char)


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