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Jewel raiders arrested after 400 burglaries in France

Gendarmes and Belgian police have broken up a ring of eight Albanian jewellery thieves involved in 400 burglaries in France.

They took the stolen goods to Belgium to be melted down and resold.

A burglary in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, started a trail that led police to others over the past year in Centre-Val-de-Loire, Champagne-Ardenne, Bourgogne and Rhône-Alpes.

They recovered 50kg of jewels.

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