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Suspected Pink Panther busted in Hungary

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In a case of Life Imitates Hollywood, Montenegrin authorities have reported the arrest and detainment of a suspect identified only as “D.V.” and is allegedly a member of the “Pink Panthers,” an international criminal organization specializing in jewel theft.

Montenegrin authorities reported their capture of D.V. this morning under Interpol warrant, but gave few further details on their mysterious detainee or his whereabouts in Hungary when arrested.

Known to be in operation since the 1993 nabbing of a £500,000 diamond in London, membership of the Pink Panthers is thought to be anywhere between 60 and 220, with a sizable number of the group of Serbian nationality; suspect D.V., however, was revealed to be a citizen of Podgorica.

The Pink Panthers were credited with 120 heists in 20 different countries between 2002 and 2008, hitting several European nations, Dubai, Japan and the U.S. Most recently, the gang pulled off a series of jobs in July in Cannes, France. The following month, two more Pink Panthers who had escaped from Switzerland prisons were arrested: The first was wanted as a suspect in connection with the Cannes robberies and was detained in Montpellier; and the second, Milan Poparic, was tracked to Chatel St. Denis.



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