The Washington Post

Attempted $32 million airport heist leaves two dead in Chile:


An airport shootout in Chile’s capital killed a security officer and an alleged robber Wednesday in what authoritie­s said was an attempted heist of more than $32 million in cash aboard a plane from Miami. About 10 heavily armed robbers were able to skirt security measures to reach the runway at the Arturo Merino Benítez Internatio­nal Airport, where a Latam airlines aircraft had $32.5 million in cash that was being transferre­d to an armored truck, Interior Subsecreta­ry Manuel Monsalve said. There was a shootout between the would-be robbers and security officials that killed an employee of the Directorat­e General of Civil Aviation, as well as an alleged assailant. The other robbers fled.

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