Published On: Tue, Jan 15th, 2013

Public Prosecution: Contact with American authorities on gold bars found in Puerto Rico

WILLEMSTAD – The Curacao Public Prosecution (OM) has contact with the American Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) about the eleven gold bars found in Puerto Rico. This is according to Norman Serphos, PR of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Curacao.

“There is a report going around that that eleven gold bars were found in Puerto Rico. These are indeed originating from Curacao, but it is not clear if they are from the gold heist ,” Serphos explains. These eleven gold bars were confiscated but no one was arrested.

“OM wants to know about these gold bars and therefore has contacted HIS,” according to Serphos. During the heist on the vessel Summer Bliss which was docked at Grote Werf in the harbor of Curacao on November 30, 2012, were, now confirmed by the OM, seventy gold bars stolen which had a value of 11.5 million dollars.

The Summer Bliss is still docked in the harbor. “We did not confiscate this boat. If the crew wants to leave, they can do so,” according to the PR. The Guyanese crew would be too afraid to return home because of possible settlement.

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