Gold bars worth about $1,6 million went missing last week after they were loaded onto an Air France passenger jet at Paris’s Charles-de-Gaulle airport that was bound for Switzerland.
Some 50 kilograms of gold bars from an overall cargo of 300 kg of precious metal have mysteriously disappeared from a flight bound to Zurich. An insider operation could be to blame for a €1.6 million heist at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.
The heist was discovered only when what was left of the pricey cargo was unloaded at destination. The theft occurred last Thursday but police didn’t disclose the case until Tuesday.
France’s national aviation police (GTA) is now investigating how and by whom the gold was stolen from the aircraft, after Air France said it had filed a complaint with police.
Brink’s, which provided for the cargo’s security, nonetheless denied being responsible, saying “it was not in charge of the transport and the packages were not under its responsibility when they disappeared,”writes the Local.
The firm clarified that their responsibility “was limited to ensure the safety of the consignment during its transit at Charles de Gaulle.”
Recently, more than a ton of cocaine stashed in 30 suitcases was found on board an Air France flight. Both incidents have raised concerns about Air France’s security procedures.