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Eight Seized Gold Bars Sell For Almost $1,000,000

Author: Adam Hopkin - Numismatic Editor

Published: 7 Sep 2020

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2020



Eight gold bars smuggled into Manchester Airport were sold at auction on behalf of HMRC for an impressive £780,000. After finding the gold hidden inside a lunchbox HMRC officers confiscated the bars, believing them to be the proceeds of crime.  

Gold Bars Taken At Manchester Airport sold At Auction For HMRC

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