Gunmen steal 750kg of gold from Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport

posted on 26th July 2019 by Justin Burns
Gunmen steal 750kg of gold from Sao Paulo's Guarulhos Airport

Gunmen in Brazil stole 750kg (1,650lbs) of gold yesterday (25 July) estimated to be worth at least $30 million after raiding Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, according to reports.

Various media outlets said the suspects were dressed as police officers in the heist. The gold had been destined for New York and Zurich.

Two airport workers were taken hostage, according to police. Some reports suggested the suspects may have kidnapped the family of a senior employee on Wednesday to gain inside information about the cargo.

The suspects disguised their pickup truck as a Brazilian federal police vehicle and confronted workers, forcing them to move the gold into their vehicle, the report claims.

A spokesperson for the airport said there were no shootings or injuries during the assault and flights continue to operate normally.