Police in German has impounded and seized property of a lebanese Mafia family believed to have stolen a gold coin worth £3.3million from a Museum in Berlin city.
According to reports, Police has provisionally seized apartments, houses and land across the city worth a total of £9million from the Remmo family on Thursday, accusing members of making the purchases with ill-gotten gains.
In 2007 the Royal Canadian Mint produced the world’s largest ever gold coin, which was then worth £1million, to promote a line of much-smaller gold coins that it had just begun selling.
Like all newly minted Canadian coins, it featured an image of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on the rear, as Canada’s head of state.
But after several interested buyers came forward for the larger version, the mint decided to make four more coins to sell.
One was bought by Queen Elizabeth herself, two more went to Saudi Arabia, one stayed in Canada and the fifth was sold to German businessman Boris Fuchsmann.
In 2010 Fuchsmann loaned the coin to the Bode Museum, in Berlin, and it went on show in December.
The coin remained there until it was stolen in the early hours of March 27, 2017, and has not been seen since.