SANTIAGO - Two people have been killed in a dramatic airport shoot-out in Chile's capital in an attempted heist of over $32m in cash aboard a plane from Miami.
The incident which left a security officer and alleged robber dead happened on Wednesday in Santiago when around 10 heavily armed robbers breached security measures and managed to reach the runway at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport.
Interior sub-secretary Manuel Monsalve confirmed that the robbery attempt was aimed at stealing $32.5m in cash onboard a LATAM Airlines aircraft that was being transferred to an armoured truck.
The shoot-out left an employee of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) as well as an alleged assailant dead while the other robbers fled the scene. Meanwhile, DGAC chief Raul Jorquera clarified that there was "no risk" to passengers.
Visuals shared on social media confirmed bullet holes in a Delta plane that was parked next to the LATAM aircraft which was the main target.
The $32.5m was set to be distributed to several banks in the South American country which has seen events like that in past as well. In 2020, thieves got away with around $15m from a warehouse in the airport.
The investigations have been launched into the incident while security has already been beefed up to avoid any untoward incident in future.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||377||381|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.4||36.75|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.16||175.16|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 228,900||PKR 2125|
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