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Lee Murray Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

Over 51 months after his participation in the UK's largest bank heist, Lee Murray has been the "mastermind" of the raid and sentenced to 10 years in jail, BBC News reports.

"We must not forget the traumatic experience the Dixons and the Securitas employees went through that night in 2006 -- held at gunpoint and fearing for their lives," Detective Superintendent Mick Judge said in the BBC report.

On February 22, 2006, Murray and a band of robbers broke into a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent and escaped with $92.5 million in cash. Murray, British-born but of Moroccan descent, sought refuge by fleeing to Morocco. Although Murray was arrested four months later, he has been avoiding a trial since there is no extradition agreement between the UK and Morocco.

However, Moroccan authorities eventually cooperated with Kent Police, culminating with Tuesday's sentencing of Murray to 10 years in a Moroccan prison.

Murray, 30, had a respectable MMA career with a record of 8-2-1, but would consistently find himself in trouble. The one-time UFC competitor's track record includes allegedly knocking out Tito Ortiz in a street fight, surviving a stabbing on his birthday and last year attempting to break out of jail.

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