May 8th, 2013
03:51 PM ET

33 arrests in Belgium diamond heist

More than 30 arrests have been made in the diamond heist last February at Brussels Airport and some of the stolen diamonds have been recovered, a spokesman for the Brussels prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Police arrested 24 people Tuesday in Belgium, eight in Switzerland, and one in France, said Jean-Marc Meilleur, the office's spokesman. Police in Belgium raided about 40 houses in Brussels on Wednesday.

Authorities discovered some of the stolen diamonds in Switzerland, and money in Belgium, Switzerland and France, Meilleur said. Luxury cars were seized in Belgium, he said.

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  1. banasy©

    This is clearly Obama undermining the domestic and foreign diamond trade in his quest for world dominance. [/sarcasm]

    May 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Clearly this the plan of some asinine, washed-up insane economics professor.

    May 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. richard in houston

    If these were professionals they wouold have to be the worst in history. To me it sounds like a drunk frat house idea that went wrong.

    May 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Remember that story of the 5 friends who would take a group photo of themselves every 5 years at their favorite summer cabin for the past 30 years? Well they got Burglarized.
    Do you have a favorite or special summer hide-a-way?

    May 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Geanette

    Did you steal it from my estate, mon ami? Please return it. It is not for you, thief. Divine punishment shall be mine.

    May 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |