$1.1 million in gold bars found in airplane bathroom

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    NEW DELHI — Cleaners found a stash of 24 gold bars worth more than $1.1 million hidden in an airplane lavatory after a flight from Bangkok arrived in eastern India, officials said Wednesday.

    The Jet Airways plane 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, Customs official Mona Priyadarshini said.

    Priyadarshini said the gold bars weighed around 1 kilogram each. Customs officials confiscated the stash and are investigating.

    India is one of the world's biggest consumers of gold. The government increased the gold import duty recently, which officials say has encouraged smuggling.
     
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    Rumor has it that Jeff Smisek has chartered a plane to New Delhi... ;)
     
  3. satman40

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    Guess the wrong cleaning crew got on the plane.
     
  4. FetePerfection
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    Have you ever had the feeling you forgot something...???
     
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    The day I landed in BOM airport, there was pax who was flagged with hidden compartment with gold bars - It slowed all lines
     
  6. Bill Hunt

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    Dang! I wondered where I left those gold bars...
     
  7. KENNECTED
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    Was Tywin Lanister in that bathroom?
     

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