Armed men on Thursday stole gold and other precious metals worth $40 million (N14,280,000,000) from the cargo terminal of the Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, taking two hostages, police said.
Reports said the thieves stormed the airport in a black pickup truck dressed like Brazil’s federal policemen. Security footage showed four men leaving the vehicle with their faces covered, at least one of whom had a rifle, and confronted airport workers who were forced to fill up the pickup truck with cargo.
Police said the thieves left with about 750 kg of gold and other precious metals, along with two airport workers taken as hostages, and remained at large.
An airport spokeswoman said no one was hurt during the assault.
The gold and precious metals were meant to leave for New York and Zurich before the attack.