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Albania prosecutors seize properties of airport money robber

Military police guard outside Mother Teresa Tirana International Airport on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The Albanian Defense Ministry on Wednesday sent in the military to secure the country's only international airport after heavily armed men stole a large sum of cash as it was loaded onto a passenger plane. One robber was shot dead by police but the others escaped with the money, reported by Albanian media to be as much as 10 million euros ($11.3 million). (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
April 12, 2019 - 6:48 AM

TIRANA, Albania - Albanian prosecutors have confiscated the properties of a man who was shot dead during an airport robbery that saw armed men take a large sum of cash as it was loaded onto a passenger plane.

Prosecutors said Friday they seized 300,000 euros ($340,000) as well as apartments, a villa and nine vehicles owned by Admir Murataj's family. Murataj was killed Tuesday in an exchange of fire with police at Albania's only international airport.

Murataj is one of a group of men accused of stealing about 7 million euros ($7.8 million) in three bank money robberies since 2015.

Authorities have sent military and regular police to boost security at the airport following Tuesday's robbery, where Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj said 5 million euros ($5.6 million) were stolen.

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