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.