Chile: Chief of Security at Santiago’s Airport fired over Brinks Robbery at Cargo Terminal

Posted on August 14, 2014 • Filed under: Chile, Crime, Latin America Aviation, Police/Military Activity reported Chile has fired the security chief of the country’s main airport after an “embarrassing” robbery of more than 10 million dollars at the cargo terminal. Defense Minister Jorge Burgos said a probe had been launched into how eight armed men had managed to steal the money from a security van at the airport in the capital, Santiago…..Dressed as ground personnel, the robbers entered the cargo area of Santiago’s international airport and intercepted the armored vehicle carrying the money. It was being loaded onto a plane bound for banks and mining companies in northern Chile. Read Article

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