Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
Bungling airport baggage handlers lost a precious suitcase containing two gold bars worth over 600,000 GBP which was being flown to London.
This unusual case took place at Sheremetyevo airport which serves the Russian capital Moscow as the suitcase was being flown to London on Aeroflot, Russia’s national carrier.
Local media report the two golden bars which weigh a total of 25.5 kilogrammes (56.2 lbs) and are worth 57,900,000 RUB (620,000 GBP) belonged to a metal plant in the southern Russian city of Krasnoyarsk.
The suitcase reportedly went missing in the airport after being handled by loading workers, sparking a search.
Fortunately, a loading worker found the precious baggage and handed it over to police officers.
The local police department later confirmed that an investigation into the loss of the case will take place to determine the circumstances in which it had gone missing.
It is unclear why the bars were being flown to London.
Local media report the airport’s baggage handlers came under fire in May 2019 as passengers were waiting three hours to receive their luggage.
Airport representatives explained at the time that the problems were connected with the high number of passengers and by the end of July Russia’s Ministry of Transport reported that the problem had been solved.
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