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Heavily armed gang storms security company in Paraguay and runs off with millions of dollars

Heavily armed gang storms security company in Paraguay and runs off with millions of dollars

The robbers numbered about 50 and came armed with high-caliber weapons, grenades, dynamite and caltrops, those spiked devices designed to puncture tires.

The Paraguayan government says they escaped by water as well as land, and when their assault on an armored car company was done, they made off with millions of dollars.

Authorities in Paraguay and Brazil are now searching for those behind the dramatic assault on the company located in the triple-border region, where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina all meet. The borders in the area are known to be lax, with contraband electronics, drugs and arms flowing easily in and out of the three countries.

Around 12:30 a.m. Monday,...

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