Philip Mernick forwarded this article about a mysterious package of fake gold ingots found on a Paris train.
Twenty "gold" bars found in a case on a train near Paris last week have been found to be fake.
A suspect package on board an RER train at Massy-Palaiseau station was examined by the bomb squad and found to contain what seemed to be 20kg (44lb) of gold.
French police have now established that the bars are made of a base metal - with a thin coating of gold.
The ingots would have been worth around 800,000 euros ($1m; £670,000) if they had been genuine.
Police in Palaiseau, south-west of Paris, told Reuters news agency that they were not ruling out the possibility that the fake bars were part of a scam - in light of the worldwide demand for gold.
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Mystery 'gold ingots' found on Paris train are fake
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