People Keep Finding Millions in Gold Bars in Airplane Bathrooms

The best thing to happen to plane bathrooms since the invention of the mile-high club

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Gold bars.

Of all the strange and unexpected things people brace themselves to find in airplane bathrooms, over a million dollars in gold isn’t one of them. But for the second time in a month, an airline cleaning crew found stashes of gold hidden by plane toilets.

This is the best thing to happen to airplane bathrooms since the invention of the mile-high club.

Indian officials said a maintenance crew found two duffle bags full of 24 gold bars, weighing 53 pounds and worth $1.2 million, stashed in a bathroom compartment on Tuesday, NBC reports. The 737 had traveled from Mumbai to Bangkok to Kolkata. India is the world’s largest importer of gold.

But that figure pales in comparison to the $1.9 million a cleaning crew found in the form of 280 gold bars literally flushed down the toilet. The plane had flown from Dubai to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

We don’t know what kind of smuggling scheme is going on here, but we think they’re doing it wrong.

8 comments
baldwin.johnm
baldwin.johnm

"We don’t know what kind of smuggling scheme is going on here, but we think they’re doing it wrong." Hahahahahahahahahahaha, Excuse me, I need to use the restroom.....lolololol

KelleyDavis
KelleyDavis

What? Did some guy think the plane would drop a frozen block of gold bars and poo out on the ground for him to find latter? 

debArtCH
debArtCH

Depending on the loss rate they still might be doing it right..

baldwin.johnm
baldwin.johnm

BTW, who wants to bet that there are a few very very very upset smugglers reading this somewhere now?

Realworldnonfantasyland
Realworldnonfantasyland

Watching locked up abroad, it was probably someone who was about to poo themselves carrying a large stash of gold to go through customs, probably for about $5k total.. sure the person has been offed by now or else a family member or two has