Around 2,000 lots of glitzy jewelry seized from criminals are going under the hammer in Mexico. The money raised by the auction will go toward infrastructure projects.
Sprawling ranches and houses with escape tunnels seized from drug lords have gone under the hammer in Mexico's capital. Some of the properties, including one where a cartel chief was killed by his brothers, got no bids.
In an operation code named "Icebreaker," European authorities announced that they had dismantled a large criminal group. Police across five countries seized cash, diamonds, jewelry and luxury vehicles.
The fugitive billionaire at the center of a massive Indian banking scandal has been captured in London. Before the collapse of his empire, Nirav Modi's jewels were once worn by Hollywood stars such as Kate Winslet.
A treasure trove of jewelry from the Bourbon-Parma royal family — including pieces once owned Marie Antoinette — blew past pre-auction estimates. The French queen's pearl and diamond pendant sold for $36 million alone.
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