Swiss authorities in search for owner of $191.6K gold bars left in train

Swiss authorities in search for owner of $191.6K gold bars left in train

- A package containing gold bars was left in a train in October 2019 and up to date the owner has not been found

- The government published in a local newspaper asking for the owner to come forward

- The officials said the owner has five years to make a claim for the treasure

The government of Switzerland has launched a search for a forgetful individual who left behind $191.6K gold bars in a train in October 2019.

The parcel containing the gold bars was found in the carriage of a Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) train traveling from the northeastern Swiss town of St Gallen to Lucerne.

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Swiss authorities in search for owner of KSh 20.3M gold bars left in train
Photo of gold bars. The gold package left in the train is reported to be worth KSh 20.3 million. Photo: UGC
Source: UGC

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In a statement by the authorities published in local government Lucerne Canton gazette, despite "extensive investigations," the owner of the high-value package had not been tracked down, as reported by CNN.

After authorities failed to track down the owner of the precious cargo, the gold bars, were confiscated by the public prosecutor's office.

The authorities then decided to publicize in local newspapers in a bid to find the mysterious owner of the gold.

Swiss authorities in search for owner of KSh 20.3M gold bars left in train
The owner is reported to have left the gold bars behind after alighting from a train. Photo: BBC
Source: Twitter

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In a bulletin dated June 2, officials said the owner has five years to make a claim for the treasure.

A spokesperson for the prosecutor's office said several inquiries had been made about the gold and were being checked but failed to give details about the nature of the checks which were given.

It is also unclear how authorities will verify the claims of anyone who comes forward to say the gold is theirs.

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