Gold bars worth $500m seized at Syrian border

A haul of 2000 gold bars was found during the routine inspection of a truck near the Syrian border. The gold was estimated to be worth about $500 million and may have come from the Iraq central bank's reserves.

Source: Reuters

US officers said yesterday that their troops had seized what appeared to be gold bars worth about pounds 330m in a truck searched near the Syrian border.

Soldiers of the 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment stopped the Mercedes truck at the Qaim, border post.

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