Beijing, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) - an Australian worker dug up a sealed box containing 200000 Australian dollars worth of old banknotes in the underground of a residential construction site recently, according to australian.com. Police in Queensland, Australia, have launched an investigation.
According to reports, a construction worker recently found a box containing 200000 Australian dollars in cash in a residential land on the gold coast of Australia. After the search, workers and police found more cash boxes. The cash is now in the custody of Queensland police.
According to reports, these boxes were found about 6 meters underground and buried under trees. The money was wrapped in plastic bags and put into plastic boxes, which were tightly sealed, so no air came in.
Police are conducting further searches of the compound and forensic analysis of the money. Analysis shows that these old notes have been phased out since 1996.
It is reported that the residential land where the boxes were found was empty in the 1880s, when the notorious Postcard bandit Brendan Abbott robbed banks on the gold coast.
Source: China News Net editor in charge: Zhou Xinyi, Nb 12002