U.S. security firm The Brink’s Co. (NYSE: BCO) said it delivered the gold to the plane and that “the parcels weren’t under [Brink’s] responsibility when they disappeared.” Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that the gold disappeared once the plane landed in Zurich.
Last June a plane from Switzerland to New York with a delivery of cash for the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York arrived with $1.2 million missing from a scheduled delivery of $93 million.
Air France has claimed it was the victim of the gold theft and has filed a complaint with French authorities, according to The Wall Street Journal. An airlines spokesman said the gold shipments are insured but gave no additional details.
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