Pair arrested for $70 million heist of Lilly drugs

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Posted: May 03, 2012 2:44 PM
Pair arrested for $70 million heist of Lilly drugs

(Reuters) - Prosecutors in Connecticut on Thursday said two people were arrested for participating in the late-night break-in two years ago of a warehouse owned by drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co and the theft of more than $70 million in prescription drugs.

A spokesman for the Indianapolis drugmaker said neither of the suspects named in the indictment, Amaury Villa and Amed Villa, was a company employee.

(Reporting By Michele Gershberg; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)