RIO DE JANERIO- Globo television reported on Wednesday that Brazilian thieves disguised themselves as employees within the airport, they made off with $1million shipment of cellphones at the Rio de Janerio, Galeo International Airport on Sunday.
The media report said security video footage of the men, who were wearing the uniforms normally used by cargo area employees, when they entered the area on Sunday.
The report said a group of men, armed, where then believed to have hid the shipment of Samsung Galaxy S9 phones in the Mare, a huge, nearby Rio favela, known as an impoverished communities.
Globo television quoted Venancio Moura, head of security for the Rio transport businesses’ union, said, “The three criminals easily got into the cargo terminal and stole a million dollars’ worth of latest generation cellphones.”
Police have not commented on the reported incident, this incident is the latest number of brazen robberies by thieves that have targeted commercial cargo’s. Questions are being asked how the criminals manged to gain access to the airport’s cargo hold to easily.
The thieves usually target trucks, they are then hijacked and forced into area’s called favela’s, known for their lawlessness and violence, where all contents of the trucks are taken.
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