Border police in Italy struck gold when they dug a little further into a car trying to pass into Switzerland.
The car's occupants, a family of five, claimed to be on an Easter vacation. But police said their nervous behavior prompted them to go on an Easter egg hunt. The officers eventually found a dozen gold bars worth at least $6 million hidden in a storage compartment.
Police say the 53-year-old driver of the car was a legal representative at a Swiss company and couldn't provide an explanation for where the gold originated or why it was in his car. The police confiscated the gold and the family's car. The driver faces charges of money laundering.
Based upon our extensive experience with gold smuggling, we recommend that next time, he form the gold into body panels for his car. It's a much more effective strategy. At least until a double-nought spy comes looking for you. For more, watch a news report video below.
Italian border agents find $6M in gold bars hidden in car [w/video]