Prescription drugs worth $70m stolen

ENFIELD Authorities said prescription drugs worth tens of millions of dollars have been stolen in a brazen, well-planned heist at a pharmaceutical company warehouse in Connecticut.

The FBI has been called in to investigate the theft at the Eli Lilly warehouse in Enfield, a northern Connecticut city that borders Massachusetts.

The exact number and type of drugs were still being established yesterday, but a spokesman for Eli Lilly said they were worth $70 million (Dh257m). He said no narcotics or painkillers were taken.

Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said the thieves cut a hole in the building's ceiling and rappelled inside, disabling the security system and loading pallets of drugs into a waiting vehicle.


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