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Two detained following multimillion-dollar robbery at Trinidad airport

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 9:29 AM

The police in Trinidad and Tobago have detained two people for questioning in connection with the daring multimillion-dollar daylight robbery at the heavily secured section of the Piarco International Airport on Wednesday.

Law enforcement authorities said a man and a woman were held in Longdenville in central Trinidad yesterday with TT$250,000 in their possession.

 The police believe the cash may be part of the TT$5 million stolen when men armed with high-powered weapons held up officers of a private security firm and made off with money that was destined for the sister isle of Tobago.

The money was to be transported by Caribbean Airlines for the First Citizens Bank.

The police believe they will soon make further arrests and that seven witnesses have already given statements.