Skip to comments.$840M in gold bars prepared for loading onto Russian jet at Venezuelan airport: report
Posted on 01/30/2019 7:23:18 AM PST by McGruff
About 20 tons of gold from Venezuela's central bank was ready to be hauled away Tuesday on a Russian airline's Boeing 777 that landed in Caracas a day earlier, a Venezuelan lawmaker wrote on Twitter.
The destination of the $840 million in gold bars was unknown, but a source told Bloomberg News that it represented about 20 percent of the country's holding of the metal. The gold was set aside for loading, the report said.
The news outlet, which first reported on the tweet, identified the lawmaker as Jose Guerra. The lawmaker did not provide evidence for his claim but is identified in the report as a former economist at the country's central bank with close ties to workers still there.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Physical gold, baby.
Heavy, but holds value.
That’s what I’m thinking! When the gold goes “wheels up,” so does Maduro’s fear factor, imo.
Hack the flight controls and land it in the States...
Once again, A Bank sits on a mountain of gold, while we regular guys are constantly warned by bankers that it’s a foolish investment
Theft from the people of Venezuela. Scum!
***The destination of the $840 million in gold bars was unknown, ***
Probably to be stored in Russia right next to all that Aztec gold shipped there by the Spanish commies back in the 1930s.
Yep, Maduro is prepping to unass Venezuela and is taking the remnants of the National treasure with him.
The Bus Driver plans to go to Russia ,LOL,I hope he freezes his willy off
They loaded it on a Russian jet.
Where could it be going?
I’m sure Putin will treat that with the same TLC as he did Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring.
First thing we did in Libya was haul off their substantial gold holdings. To this day no one knows where it went.
It would be a shame if it crashed somewhere in the deeeeeeeeep part of the ocean..............
Maduro is sending it to Russia, either a) in payment of various debts incurred for services, like the private army Russia has sent, or b) “for safekeeping.”
Good luck with (b)!
Time is way past that these tyrannical world leaders get off scott-free from their despicable socialist policies and outright theft from any nation! No more whisking away in the middle of the night, ala Hitler-style. There should be a control malfunction on that plane, stat! And Maduro should be dragged (half alive) through the streets of Caracas with a rope around his neck. These elites must know their time is coming. The monsters theyve created WILL become their executioners very soon.
Note to self: buy more popcorn
20% to the Russians ya say? Has anyone seen Hillary lately?
An audit of the Clinton foundation books might help find that answer.
It’s going to pay for his protection which he will need.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.