WINE HEIST AND DIANA ME­MO­RIAL: WORLD BRIEFS

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Thieves have re­moved 300 bot­tles of fine wines worth $375,000 from a cel­lar in cen­tral Paris af­ter break­ing in from the cat­a­combs, a maze of mainly off-lim­its tun­nels un­der the cap­i­tal.

The ap­par­ently well-in­formed thieves first broke into the cat­a­combs from one of many se­cret or sealed en­trances around Paris and drilled a hole through the cel­lar wall of the prop­erty near the Lux­em­bourg gar­dens, which houses the French Se­nate.

They then qui­etly van­ished back un­der­ground, said po­lice. “We’re talk­ing about very, very good wine worth be­tween eu­ros 500 and eu­ros 1,000 per bot­tle,” a spokesper­son for the public pros­e­cu­tor said.

FRAN­COIS MORI, FILE / THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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