The Greatest Diamond Heist of All Time Was Foiled By a Salami Sandwich

Where it All Began

It was February 16th, 2003, a freezing Sunday night in Belgium. Leonardo Notarbartolo pulled onto the E19 motorway, exiting Antwerp and heading north. In his passenger seat sat a fidgety man named Speedy. Neither of the men had slept in two days, and neither of them said a single word to one another. 


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