Connect with us

Headlines

Nineteen People to Face Trial in $50M Brussels Diamond Heist

mm

Published

on

Some wielded the guns, others hid the goods.

The courts will be tasked with determining the fate of 19 people who are set to face trial over their involvement in a $50 million diamond heist at Brussels Airport nearly three years ago, according to AFP, which cites the Belga news agency. The report says that nine have been charged with being directly involved in the theft, and the rest have been charged with hiding the diamonds. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

As AFP describes the incident: “The February 2013 robbery, one of the world’s biggest diamond thefts, saw a gang of armed men posing as police seize the gems from a passenger plane in an operation that lasted barely 10 minutes without a shot being fired.”

Read more at AFP

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

To Generate Funds for a Jeweler’s Move and Remodel, Wilkerson More Than Delivered

Even successful jewelers need a little extra cash to fund expansion plans—especially when there’s inventory on hand that’s ripe for liquidation. For Beaumont, Texas-based jeweler Michael Price, co-owner of Mathews Jewelers, it was the perfect time to call Wilkerson. Price talked to other jewelers as well as vendors for advice during the selection process and decided to go with Wilkerson. And he wasn’t disappointed. When it comes to paying for the move and expansion, Price says the road ahead is clear. “When we close on the next two stores, there’s no worries about finances.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular