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.