Monday, 15 June 2009

A real Bond story...

Gosh.  This is a real Bond story.  Two Japanese (still being confirmed) businessmen were detained in Italy after trying to carry an absurd amount of U.S. Treasury bonds over the border into Switzerland.  134billion worth.  In a false-bottomed case.  

I expect this story is going to become incredibly interesting.  The authorities said they would confirm whether the bonds are real or not in a few days.  One website said the bonds were accompanied by very credible looking paperwork.

Obviously, speculation abounds.  I can't wait to hear more.

It all seems so bizarre, I give you the story as reported by Bloomberg.  No other major media source seems to be reporting this at the moment.  Probably for good reason.  Surely they must be forgeries and it is a non-story.  But the story of the who and why is fascinating.

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