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International fugitive arrested in biggest gold heist in Florida history

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Posted at 8:31 AM, May 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-08 04:45:40-04

MIAMI, FL (CNN) -- An international fugitive was arrested Wednesday in what authorities say was the biggest gold heist in Florida's history.

CNN reports Cuban national Raonel Valdez-Valhuerdis, 34, attacked a gold refinery employee in 2012 and held him at gunpoint.

He then took off with more than 100 pounds of gold. The estimated value? More than $2 million.

Authorities say two other unidentified men were involved in the robbery, but officials believe Valdez-Valhuerdis was the mastermind.

He was wearing a court-ordered GPS ankle monitor at the time of the robbery.

Valdez-Valhuerdis was arrested in Miami after being deported from belize.

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