Belgian investigators are trying to track down a gang of eight masked robbers, who made off with diamonds worth 37 million euros on Monday night. The stones were taken from the cargo hold of a plane at Brussels airport.
As questions linger over the origins of the military-style weapons in the hands of extremists in France and Belgium, a murky picture of arms trafficking has emerged, writes Erin Conroy from Paris.
Armed robbers disguised as police have stolen $50 million (37 million euros) worth of diamonds at a Brussels airport. Officials have said the heist was committed by "professionals" who did not fire a single shot.
A Belgian prosecutor has said that a total of 31 people were arrested, most of them in Belgium, in connection with the February diamond heist at Brussels Airport. She said money and stones were seized in the raids.
Jewels and diamonds worth $53 million have been stolen from a hotel in Cannes, France. The heist was one of the biggest in Europe in recent years.
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