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Swiss probe missing diamond worth $63 million: Report

Published on Mar 31, 2014 6:07 AM

GENEVA (AFP) - Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around US$50 million (S$63 million) from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report on Sunday.

Prosecutors ordered a probe after a South African-Guinean diamond trader, Mr Sylla Moussa, filed a complaint in September claiming the 50.66-carat pink diamond he had been keeping in storage with Malca-Amit had vanished, public broadcaster RTS reported.

Police in mid-March searched the Geneva premises of the company, which offers transport and storage services for gems and other valuables, and placed three of its administrators under investigation, according to the report.

The highly-respected company could not be reached immediately for comment.

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