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Stolen Dresden Jewellery on Sale

Updated: Jan 25, 2020

By George Hartley

Dresden heist

Jewellery stolen from the Dresden jewel heist last year was allegedly discovered for sale on the dark web. Investigation firm CGI Group claim they were offered two of the stolen items online for €9m, including the most valuable item, the 49-carat ‘Dresden White’ diamond.


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