Federal and local authorities are planning to announce arrests in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse in 2010.
The U.S. attorney’s office, FBI and Enfield Police Department plan to hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the unsealing of an indictment and arrests of those allegedly involved in the theft from an Eli Lilly Co. warehouse in March 2010.
The thieves broke into the company’s Enfield warehouse by scaling an exterior wall and cutting through the ceiling to rappel inside on a rope and disable security alarms.
The company says they stole antidepressants, anti-psychotic and hyperactivity drugs, bipolar depression medication, a blood thinner and cancer treatments.
Experts have described it as one of the biggest pharmaceutical heists in history.