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Police could make first arrests in disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann

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LONDON (NBC)  – It’s hard to believe but it’s been nearly seven years since Madeleine McCann disappeared while she and her parents were on vacation in Portugal.

On Tuesday, authorities say there may be a breakthrough in the case.

British papers are reporting that detectives are ready to make the first arrest in the case.

The alleged suspects are three men from a gang, who are suspected of breaking into Madeleine’s apartment in Portugal.

According to reports, British police believe that something went wrong while the men were burglarizing the area.

Authorities have tracked cell phone calls between the men and know they made numerous calls to each other in the hours after the 3-year-old disappeared.

Detectives are not releasing any other details or potential evidence against the men.

British prosecutors have contacted Portugal authorities for help in the case.