33 arrests in Belgium diamond heist

33 arrests in Belgium diamond heist
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 7:28am

More than 30 arrests have been made in the diamond heist last February at Brussels Airport and some of the stolen diamonds have been recovered, a spokesman for the Brussels prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Jean-Marc Meilleur, the office's spokesman, said 24 people were arrested in Belgium. eight in Switzerland, and one in France on Tuesday. Police in Belgium raided about 40 houses in Brussels on Wednesday.

Police discovered some of the stolen diamonds in Switzerland, money was found in Belgium, Switzerland and France, and luxury cars were seized in Belgium, Meilleur said.

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By CNN Staff

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