While many of us forget a wallet or an umbrella whenever we commute, one forgetful passenger on a Swiss Train left his package full of gold bars.
In a CNN report, the parcel contained more than three kilograms of gold amounting to 182,000 Swiss francs or $191,000.
The train staff found it in the carriage of a Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). The train was traveling from the northeastern Swiss town of St. Gallen to Lucerne, a city in the center of the country.
Meanwhile, officials confiscated the cargo from the police after not being able to track down the owner despite their “extensive investigations.”
Authorities decided to announce the discovery in public as it has still not been claimed since October last year.
In a bulletin dated June 2, police said the owner has five years to claim the forgotten parcel at the prosecutor’s office in Lucerne.
Currently, the prosecutor’s office already received several inquiries about the gold. Nevertheless, the office is still conducting “checks” on people who are claiming it.
In Switzerland, it is gradually eliminating bank secrecy. Locals prefer to spend money with no trace of record.
People who have a penchant for gold moved to Switzerland where gold is often handled in cash.