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Eight years after the diamond Heist in Brussels demanded

A gang had robbed bullion 2013 at the Brussels airport, 121 packages with diamonds, precious stones and gold. The packages have to be loaded in a plane of the Swiss airline Helvetic Airways. The main accused, who hails from the French city of Metz and in the Milieu under the name "the big Marc" or "Quentin Tarantino", had to answer as the last in the court. The trial of 18 alleged accomplices, was held in may 2018. But they were all spoken for lack of Evidence. Because "the big Marc" at the time, however, already in France for another offence, it was determined that he could not be extradited to Belgium.

accused denies robbery

On Wednesday, the court denied the Accused of his involvement in the armed robbery. He acknowledged, however, that from the Robbery, the stolen diamonds and precious stones gehehlt.

The alleged mastermind claimed, rather, someone had offered him the diamonds. He would have these on 19. February 2013 at 7: 45 p.m. in Brussels. "You had told me at the time that it is stolen diamonds." He only knew when and where he needed to be there for the Handover, said he.

The public Prosecutor's office based on evaluations of telephone conversations. "He has not only taken on the role of a Fence," argued the Prosecutor. It therefore sought a prison sentence of eight years - the same punishment she had requested 2018 for the accomplice. The process is on 7. June continued. Then the defense is on the course.

share of the spoils in Geneva

at the beginning of February 2013, had breached eight heavily armed men and a fence at the Brussels airport, and 121 packets of diamonds, precious stones, and gold bars robbed, to be loaded from a security van in an aircraft of the airline company Helvetic Airways. The prey was officially estimated at 37.9 million Euro.

in mid-may, two months after the spectacular robbery, was discovered to be a part of the booty to the value of around five million euros in the cellar of a friend of the main accused in the Geneva neighbourhood of Champel. The said friend was the possession of the diamonds, he denied his involvement in the robbery. He was finally sentenced in November 2016, in Geneva, to two years probation.

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Created: 15.05.2019, 18:08 PM

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