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High security allert on borders today...

after a violent burglary in La Chaux-de-Fonds last night (no detail known)- all the border points and access roads, including minor on Swiss-French border are on high security alert, and everyone is being stopped, searched, documents checked etc. Such emergencies cancel Schengen procedures. Teaming with police too- French and CH working together.

This probably extends beyond Romandie and at airports, trains, etc - just in case you wonder why there is increased police and border controls.

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Old 12.01.2018, 14:32
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Re: High security allert on borders today...

Cendror's director and his family were kidnapped and abandoned after a significant amount of gold was stolen. Luckily everybody is OK
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Old 12.01.2018, 14:34
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Re: High security allert on borders today...

In French..

https://www.rts.ch/info/regions/neuc...uxdefonds.html
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Re: High security allert on borders today...

So, how much gold was taken, and what sort of vehicle did they use to transport it?

(gold is very heavy, one cubic foot weighs over 1200lbs, more than a normal vehicle can carry!)

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So, how much gold was taken, and what sort of vehicle did they use to transport it?

(gold is very heavy, one cubic foot weighs over 1200lbs, more than a normal vehicle can carry!)

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Last time few years back 50kg were taken in similar heist
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Re: High security allert on borders today...

Why does the tune of "it's a self preservation society" come to mind?

Better check for buses hanging off cliffs.

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So, how much gold was taken, and what sort of vehicle did they use to transport it?

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Better buy a proper car is 547KG is already over the limit.
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Old 12.01.2018, 16:07
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Nonsense. I saw a documentary once where terrorists stole 140bn USD worth of gold in just 14 dump trucks. It can’t be all that heavy.
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Nonsense. I saw a documentary once where terrorists stole 140bn USD worth of gold in just 14 dump trucks. It can’t be all that heavy.
Someone actually recalculated your documentary :P

http://www.criticaloversight.com/rev...h-a-vengeance/
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Nonsense. I saw a documentary once where terrorists stole 140bn USD worth of gold in just 14 dump trucks. It can’t be all that heavy.
All of the gold in world could "fit" into 14 dump trucks.. Although is would crush them in the process


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Old 12.01.2018, 17:25
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Someone actually recalculated your documentary :P

http://www.criticaloversight.com/rev...h-a-vengeance/
Yes. That was the humor...
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Yes I know...

But my excuses to bringing some info to the forum....
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(gold is very heavy, one cubic foot weighs over 1200lbs, more than a normal vehicle can carry!)
I thought you'd been assimilated into Ticino life? Or haven't they gone metric yet?
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