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Serbs guilty of Japan jewel heist
A guard outside the Belgrade court
The three were arrested in Belgrade on an international warrant
Two men and a woman from Serbia have been jailed by a Serbian court for Japan's biggest-ever jewellery theft - worth around 15m ($30m).

The three were part of a group nicknamed the Pink Panther Gang, which raided an upmarket jeweller's shop in Tokyo in March 2004.

A diamond necklace stolen by the gang was alone worth more than 12m ($25m).

At the trial, held in Serbia with Japan's agreement, the leader of the gang received seven years in prison.

The other two gang members received shorter sentences.

The three suspects were arrested in Belgrade in 2005 on an international warrant.



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