Long Tunnel to a Bank – level 3

11-10-2017 15:00

Police had been monitoring a Brazilian gang for three months before making a shocking discovery of an almost 500-metre-long tunnel.

The police arrested 16 suspects before they could pull off the robbery of a branch of Banco do Brasil in Sao Paolo. The gang members allegedly told the police that they were planning to steal the equivalent of $317 million, far exceeding the building costs of $1.27 million of the tunnel built from a nearby rented home.

More than ten years ago, a different gang in Brazil tunnelled into a bank vault and stole $70 million.

Difficult words: branch (a part), allegedly (according to what we know), vault (a secure/safe room in a bank).

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