$50 million diamond heist in Brussels

$50 million diamond heist in Brussels

A gang of robbers disguised as police and carrying machine guns have stolen at least $50 million worth of diamonds, in a heist on the tarmac of Brussels Airport.

Officials say eight thieves broke through the fence that surrounds the airport, pulled on the runway in two black vehicles and sped toward a Swiss passenger aircraft.

They then forced open the cargo hold and took around 120 packages of rough diamonds, that had just been loaded.

Officials say this was just a fraction of the diamond load that was in the aircraft.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident, but the men are still at large.

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