Monday, May 17, 2010

Thieves steal $75 million of pharmaceuticals

The Wall Street Journal has an article about some thieves who broke in to a drug warehouse and stole $75 million worth of drugs.

Brazen thieves cut a hole in a roof, slid down a rope and made off with $75 million in drugs from an Eli Lilly & Co warehouse in Connecticut during the weekend in one of the biggest pharmaceutical heists ever.

Working as if in an elaborate caper flick, the thieves disabled the interior alarm system and spent hours inside an Enfield, Conn., warehouse that stored antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said the burglars likely loaded the dozens of wooden crates of prescription pills onto a tractor-trailer.

I was surprised at the value of what is essentially a warehouse robbery. I suppose you would need connections in order to unload the drugs.

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