Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Brazilian gang take $40 million in armed robbery

The Washington Post has an article about a very violent, large team robbery of $40 million from a transportation company in Paraguay.
Dozens of gunmen blocked highways, burned trucks and cars, sealing off the perimeter of their target for hundreds of yards. The assailants, who were wearing flak jackets and driving in armored vehicles, used explosives and .50 caliber guns to blow the facade off a transportation company office in Ciudad del Este, a town in Paraguay near the smugglers' haven in the border region with Brazil and Argentina. They killed a policeman, broke open the vault and then escaped -- apparently fleeing by motorboats up the ParanĂ¡ River -- with millions of dollars.

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