The suspects were detained by French police on Monday for questioning over the theft at gunpoint of jewels and cash worth $10 million from Kardashian West in her Paris hotel room in October, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor told CNN.
According to the prosecutor, those held are between the ages of 23 and 73 and can be held for up to 96 hours for questioning.
“These arrests are a nice surprise,” Jean Veil, Kardashian West’s French lawyer, reportedly told France’s L’Express magazine.
“On the one hand, it will perhaps mean the jewels will be recovered and on the other hand it puts an end to disgraceful speculation by some people, who thought it clever to pretend this robbery was a set-up or a publicity stunt by Madame Kardashian.”
The Daily Mail reports, however, that, in addition to that method, the cops found a DNA sample on a piece of tape used to gag the reality star. They reportedly used the DNA to find the suspects.
Of the suspects brought in for questioning by French police, some were open to putting their faces on display while others kept their hoods up to protect their identities for the time being. Take a look below: