The money arrived in a LATAM Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Miami and was transferred directly from the plane to an armored truck. Despite the security measures at Arturo Internacional Airport Arturo Merino Benitez, a group of at least twelve armed robbers managed to get into the airside area. When it became clear what they were planning, a gunfight ensued. Apart from the injured person, all of the suspects managed to escape.
This was not the first time that a major robbery had taken place at Santiago airport. In 2014, just under €10 million was stolen during a robbery, and in 2020, more than €14 million was stolen from an airport warehouse.
According to local media, one of the Delta Airlines A350s was damaged in the shooting, but the airline denies this.
You can clearly hear the gunfire at the airport in the video below:
Shooting at Santiago de Chile airport on Wednesday, March 8, during an attempted robbery.
Thieves attempted to steal $32 million from an armored truck. The precious cargo previously arrived on a LATAM 787 Dreamliner from Miami. pic.twitter.com/3lw610MxJZ
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