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DULY NOTED: €500 bills are light and easy to hide

They stole the wrong money. last February, in Tonbridge, England, a gang of thugs pulled off an audacious $97 million heist of a cash storage depot. They were good enough to get into the warehouse (requiring military-style reconnaissance and intelligence), and good enough to get out with the loot (requiring serious logistical planning), but they failed when it came to Stage 3 — making the money disappear.

In late June, long after the story had fallen off the front pages, four more people were arrested in relation to the case — one of them in Morocco — and...

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