Robbers steal millions in gold coins from Mexican mint


From Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Mexico's security ministry announced today that an armed group of robbers broke into the nation's mint, stealing the equivalent of 50 million Mexican pesos (E2.23 million, $2.5 million) in gold coins.

The announcement came after sources from the Department of Finance and Public Credit confirmed the crime to news agency EFE.

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According to a Mexico City police report, two people, one with a firearm, broke into the mint after throwing a security guard to the ground and taking his gun.

One of the robbers then went to an open vault and filled a backpack with 1,567 gold coins. The robbers then carried the gold centennials directly from the scene.

Officials from Mexico City's Secretariat for Citizen Security are currently in the testimonial process of the case.

Officials from the government coin manufacturer are suspected of assisting the robbers. ...

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