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.

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      Took me a minute to get the Goldfinger reference.
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        I believe there\'s quite a number of people that never did.
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      Why not load it in in a mini. I mean wth it is Italy. They would get it. RIGHT?
      Yo G Dawg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should have used a Mini and waited for the soccer game to end.
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        Thanks for the idea, Kockometer, I'm off to smuggle some illegal ammunition.
        Avinash Machado
        • 2 Years Ago
        I think they meant it as a joke.
        • 2 Years Ago
        You must be new.
          • 2 Years Ago
          That awkward moment when you realize, simultaneously, that you're a moron, and everyone else knows it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        How would you shape ammunition into body panels? Wouldn't that defeat the very purpose? And I'm pretty sure drug smugglers have much better and efficient ways than the glove box.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Wow, you didn't get it, did you? Rent the movie "Goldfinger."
      • 2 Years Ago
      We are all (those of us with our eyes open) worried the government will come for our gold as the financial system continues to melt down. These people just got unlucky and they took it anyways.
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        That doesn't make much sense. He would be all but free to do whatever he wants with his gold. The fact is that he could not tell the police where he got the gold.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Europe is a land of opportunities and tax evaders.
      Heber George Saurey
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is part of the 22 Trillion dollars the global elite have hidden in swiss/overseas banks that's just making them richer and richer and not helping any economy anywhere. I'll becha. Buy bitcoin!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good news, so cars can hold gold. Thank you, Autoblog, this is the best auto-related news ever. Have you posted yet the news about car carrying around people too? Front page worthy... /rolleyes/
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        yeah, we don't like your free news that I pretend I have to read everyday! Go post over at consumer reports or something.
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should just keep them. The Italians need the money.
      Chance Hales
      • 2 Years Ago
      Italian Job anyone?
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's plan which I'm sure he talked to his wife first before he went ahead and smuggled the gold, was to get the gold and move to a different country and live a nice happy work free life. It's sad he didn't get away
      • 2 Years Ago
      door panels hell, the whole car, the whole MAMMOTH CAR
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