A Brazilian bank in the north-eastern state of Ceara has been robbed of $US68 million, the biggest bank heist in the nation's history. Thieves broke into the bank’s vault via a 200-meter tunnel that penetrated underneath two city blocks. The tunnelling took three months.
The theft was not discovered until yesterday because the bank was closed over the weekend. Federal police have detained 10 people.
This is similar to what happened in Kuala Lumpur a couple of years back, when some daring blokes tunnelled into a safety deposit vault (from a neighbouring building) over a long weekend, and scooted off with unknown millions.
Have the Brazilians been inspired by the Malaysians' Boleh-ness?