Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Greatest Smuggling Story Never Told

The strangest story I have read in quite some time. I offer this up and I really can't corroborate it other than to say- it must be real- a lawsuit has been filed. You are in for a real treat.

A little over two years ago, I ran into this story on some obscure website somewhere. Truth be told, I thought it had to be complete bullshit.

In a nutshell, two Japanese men were caught smuggling 135 BILLION dollars in U.S. bonds in 2009. Now for you numbers challenged folks out there- there are only 4 countries in the world that have that kind of money tied up in U.S. bonds. So wtf were these men doing? They appear to be couriers but why did they select Japanese men? And what follows is one of the strangest stories you will ever lay eyes on.

The speculation at the time- was that most likely the bonds were forgeries. I think that is where I landed. Well, it turns out that the bonds are real. And if you think two men smuggling 135 billion is odd, that's nothing. Read this link. And scratch your head.


shakealeg said...

Thanks for posting that. I do remember that incident. And I just pulled out my Creature book last night to re-read it...

A good friend turned me on to this. You will be surprised how far this rabbit hole goes.

RJIII said...

Please link to part 2 when it's available. Thanx

shakealeg said...

At about 1:20 is where it starts getting interesting. Go figure, the bankers are involved.