Friday, March 10, 2023

Two dead in foiled robbery at Chile airport

An attempted multimillion-dollar airport heist in Chile resulted in a shootout that left a robber and an airport security official dead. The botched heist took place at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in the capital of Santiago. Between 10 and 12 robbers attacked as airport workers were moving $32.5m in cash off of a plane. The airport has been targeted in the past. In 2017, an armed group stole $18m, and three years later a similar heist took $15m from an armoured truck.