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URGENT ¥¥¥ Brussels airport heist worth $50 mn: diamond dealers

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Armed robbers made off with $50 million worth of diamonds in a massive heist at Brussels airport, the global dealers syndicate in Antwerp told AFP on Tuesday.

Monday's robbery was "one of the biggest" ever, a spokeswoman for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre said, adding that the diamonds were "rough stones" being transported from Antwerp to Zurich.

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