110 KG Gold Seized @ Swiss / Italy Border Crossing. Fake news? Fake gold?Submitted by Mark Twain on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 22:38
Bloomberg News reported erroneously, 1 Ton of Gold. 27 second newsreel. Gold bars found in an small car attempting to cross between Switzerland & Italy, Easter Suday, April 2013. Stopped at the Swiss / Italy boarder crossing. Film shows gold bars being extracted from the small car. No sign of over loaded suspension. No sign of bars being particularly heavy. No sign of the bars being handled with any special care. No gloves. Gold bars placed outside the car as they were unloaded. No sign of huge crowd gathering or any excitement at all. Bars set haphazardly on a mat outside the small car. Value stated as $6 million? No sign of checking figures for accuracy. Money laundering suspected? So many irregularities. Days later, still reporting 1 ton.
BBC gets into the act with the same narrative & film. Not about to be out done, their version comes with a proper English accent & a proper stacking on the twelve bars reportedly found (last seen on a a desk). Days later, still reporting 1 ton, same as Bloomberg News.
IBTimes.TVIBTimes.TV Italian Police Find €4.5 Million In Gold In Family's Car On Easter Sunday. This news report speaks of bars wrapped in newspaper. No newspaper filmed as the bars were removed. 12 gold reported worth about €4.5 Million.[Sorry about the automatic repeat loop of this film]