A foiled multimillion-dollar heist at Chile’s largest airport has left two useless, officers mentioned Wednesday.
Footage broadly shared on social media exhibits a shootout between robbers and officers from Chile’s DGAC aviation company on the Arturo Merino Benitez Worldwide Airport in Santiago.
Chief prosecutor Eduardo Baeza mentioned Wednesday the “assault” resulted within the deaths of a DGAC airport safety official and one of many robbers. It occurred at roughly 7:50 a.m. native time (5:50 a.m. ET).
“(The tried theft) remains to be below investigation,” Baeza added.
Officers mentioned round 10 folks broke into the airport in three or 4 vehicles, focusing on an armored car carrying a “valued load” from a LATAM Airways aircraft.
The aircraft, which had arrived from Miami, was carrying $32.5 million to be transported domestically by safety supplier Brinks.
Talking to reporters from the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, deputy inside minister Manuel Monsalve mentioned safety officers had “foiled a theft by a extremely organized, extremely armed and possibly very well-planned theft.”
Raul Jorquera, basic director of the DGAC, advised reporters that no passengers had been in danger in the course of the encounter, and that the robbers had “excessive capability firepower” to steal the cash.
Organized crime in Chile has spiked in recent times, together with elaborate prepare heists and multimillion-dollar robberies on the nation’s principal seaport.