Friday, May 23, 2003

U.S. Troops in Iraq Find $34M in Gold 

From: spliffslips

U.S. Troops in Iraq Find $34M in Gold

By Associated Press

May 23, 2003, 10:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- American troops confiscated gold bars valued at $34 million from a truck in northern Iraq, defense officials said Friday.

The truck carrying 1,600 gold bars was stopped at a military checkpoint near Qaim, a northwestern city near Iraq's border with Syria, Pentagon officials said.

Two men were taken into custody, but there were no details on who they were, their nationality, nor where they got the gold.

Copyright (c) 2003, The Associated Press


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