The real story behind Sky Atlantic's explosive show 'The Last Panthers'

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Sky Atlantic's tense new show 'The Last Panthers' is looking very intense, but did you know it's based on a real life events? A network of individual cells with Europe wide connections plans heists to the very last details. They're well organised smash and grab thefts that only last a few minutes. The network is thought to be behind notorious diamond heists worth more than €334m (£250m) over the past 20 years. 

The gang came after the Balkan conflict ravaged the former Yugoslav Republic between 1991 and 2001, and they first gained mass attention after they stole a £500,000 diamond from a jewellers in London, England. The diamond was later recovered in a jar of face cream, just like the 1960's movie Pink Panther movie. 

In the videos below we see the new Panthers, who they are, their origins and the secret political deal that allowed them to gain traction. For more head over to The Telegraph.

Sky's exciting drama The Last Panthers based on the group and written and co-created by Jack Throne is currently airing on Sky Atlantic. 

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