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Gold Bars stolen at LA airport by cargo handlers

tincuptincup Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

2,000 (~ 2 tons) gold bars shipped from Singapore; arrived at LA airport then a box went missing. The missing box was then located.. but minus some 2 pound gold bars. Two cargo handlers were arrested.


----- kj


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I find it incredible that they thought they could get away with the theft. The amount of security around such things alone should be enough to thwart such activity. However, no one ever said thieves were particularly smart - just thieves. Cheers, RickO

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have to agree about wondering how smart these thieves were.....

    ----- kj
  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The thieves are mental midgets.

  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s slightly amusing that the article refers to the bars as about two pounds each. I assume they were kilogram bars. Perhaps a kilogram is still hard for people to relate to.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,579 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just being near the gold caused that kind of stupid reaction and behavior to take temporary possession of the precious. Peace Roy

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