Six arrested over theft of gold bars from Air France plane: source
PARIS (AFP) - French police on Friday arrested six men in and around Paris over their suspected involvement in the theft of gold bars worth about 1.6 million euros (S$2.7 million) from an Air France plane flying to Zurich.
Searches were also under way to recover the ingots and to pave the way for the suspects to be charged, a source close to the police investigation said.
The bars were stolen from the plane just before it left Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on September 19. The theft was discovered the following day in Zurich.
The ingots, weighing around 50 kilos, were placed inside the plane by employees of the US security firm Brink's.