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Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport

Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport

Friday, July 26, 2019, 11:33 GMT+7
Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport
A view of pickup trucks with livery resembling Brazil's federal police inside the DEIC (State Criminal Investigation Department), which were used by the thieves during the theft at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil July 25, 2019. Photo: Reuters

SAO PAULO -- Armed men stole $40 million of gold and other precious metals on Thursday from a Sao Paulo cargo terminal at South America’s busiest airport, taking two hostages, police said.

Several of the suspects arrived at the Guarulhos airport in a black pickup truck with livery resembling Brazil’s federal police, according to security footage seen by Reuters. Four men left the vehicle with their faces covered, at least one of whom had a rifle, and confronted workers at the airport, who then proceeded to fill up the pickup truck with cargo.

A police report said the thieves left with about 750 kg (1,650 lbs) of gold and other precious metals, along with two airport workers taken as hostages, and remained at large.

An airport spokeswoman said no one was hurt during the assault, but did not comment on potential hostages.

The airport is operated by GRU Airport, a consortium that includes Invepar, Airports Company South Africa, and state airport operator Infraero.

Reuters

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