Police find huge stash of gold hidden inside baby nappies
Police in Spain have discovered more than 26 kilos of gold worth nearly a three quarters of a million pounds hidden inside a batch of baby nappies!
The unusual find was made by members of the Civil Guard in Melilla, the Spanish autonomous city located on the northwest coast of Africa, sharing a border with Mo-rocco.
The 26.1 kilograms of 18-carat gold was hidden between baby diapers inside an Audi that had dis-embarked from the Almeria ferry . It was driven by a 48-year-old Moroccan, resident in Alicante .
Police who became suspicious searched the boot and found various boxes of nappies. Hidden under these were 30 boxes of different sizes containing items which at first glance looked like costume jewellery.
“The driver insisted it was fake but thanks to the expertise and intuition of the Civil Guard agents, they were taken away for testing and found to be genuine gold,” said a police spokesman.
The gold jewellery was made in different shapes and sizes and had a different nature from the usual, being a very light colour and uncommon in Spain.
The value is approximately 900,000 euros (around £750,000).
The driver has been charged with a crime of contraband and another of money laundering.