$1.1 Million In Gold Bars Found While Airplane Bathroom Was Being Cleaned
Workers cleaning the bathroom of a jet that had landed at an airport in India found more than dirty towels left behind – they also discovered $1.2 million in solid gold bars.
“It was quite a surprise,” airport director BP Sharma told NBC News in what could be the understatement of the year.
“The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold.”
No arrests were made, but authorities suspect smugglers, the Bangkok Post reported.
India rivals China as the world’s largest gold consumer, and has seen a spike in smuggling since import duties were hiked three times this year alone to slow demand for the valuable metal.
The Jet Airways Boeing 737 had landed in Kolkata and was being cleaned before a scheduled flight to Patna when the cleaners found two bags with the gold stashed inside.
Who the hell called this in to the police??? Could have just as easily been $500,000 in gold bars found…just sayin’
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