Gold cargo legal – Curaçao maintains

As investigations continue into Friday’s stunning multi-million gold heist in Curaçao, authorities on the island are maintaining that the shipment was legal since it was cleared electronically on Thursday prior to the ship entering port the following day.

There are still questions about the origin of the gold and whether it was mined here, in Suriname or elsewhere and a meeting is scheduled for this morning between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Guyana Geology and Geology and Mines Commis-sion, the Guyana Gold and Diamond and Miners Association and other stakeholders to look at current regulations and discuss smuggling of the precious metal.

Seventy bars of gold worth an estimated US$11.5 million ($2.3 billion) was grabbed off a fishing boat in a spectacular early morning heist in the Netherlands-administered Curaçao on Friday. It was destined for Miami, according to an island customs official. Authorities here are trying to determine if the gold was mined here and a request has …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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