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Swedes arrested in Sosua for large heist

posted on: Jan 14 2010 12:45 by The Reporter. Viewed 24018 times.

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The Dominican National Drugs Control Unit (DNCD) yesterday arrested two Swedes in Sosua who were wanted on robbery charges back in Sweden.

The two men Shirwan Safa Kadhum (30) and Bulent Aslanoglu (35) are accused of perpetrating one of the largest heists in Swedish history last year stealing a 30 million Kronor (approx US$4.2 million) from the G4S security firm in Stockholm on October 23 2009.

According to police, the gang used a Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter to abseil on to the roof of the building. The masked robbers carried AK-47 machine guns and were able to break into the companys vault, before escaping with the loot.

Swedish authorities tracked down the two ring-leaders to Sosua on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic where they had relocated to.
The two are in the custody of the DNCD. Sweden sent a plane to collect them.

Ten others have also been arrested in Sweden for suspected involvement in the robbery.
They are: Fabian Villalobos Lopez, Govar Barzani, Charbel Charro, Nemanja Ortodox Alic, the alleged helicopter pilot Alexander Eriksson, Metin Akdag, Goran Bojovic, Tomas Broman, Marcus Axelsson and Samir Abdel Kader.

Kadhum is also wanted for charges relating to a grave robbery in the National Museum in Stockholm in 2000.


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Posted by: lee on Jan 20 2010 22:26
these are not swedes, one is an arab and the other is turkishhhhhhhhh.
Posted by: Dave on Jan 23 2010 8:9
why? cos they've got funny names and haven't got blonde hair?
They have Swedish citizenship, which means they can be called Swedes.

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