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Brussels Airport Diamond Heist
ZAVENTEM , BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 18: (BELGIUM OUT , FRANCE OUT , NETHERLANDS OUT) The burnt out remains of the van used in the heist near Brussels Airport on February 18, 2013 in Zaventem, Belgium. Using a van and car to break down the security fence a gang of robbers stole diamonds estimated to be worth 50 Million Euros from a security van. (Photo by Mozkito/Photonews via Getty Images)

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Arrests in $50M diamond heist

February 19, 2013

31 people in a three-nation sweep were arrested on May 8 in conjuction with the spectacular $50 million diamond heist at Brussels Airport. In February, eight masked gunmen drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot.