Airport janitor finds gold in trash, police say he might get to keep it

Man found $325M in gold bars April 26

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A South Korean man working as a janitor at Incheon International Airport in Seoul found $325 million dollars worth of gold bars in the trash--and police are saying he might get to keep it.

A South Korean man working as a janitor at Incheon International Airport in Seoul found $325 million dollars worth of gold bars in the trash--and police are saying he might get to keep it.

According to UPI, the treasure was found April 26 and was believed to have been discarded by two men traveling from Hong Kong to Japan. Investigators think the men threw the bars out because they didn't want to be searched by customs.

Authorities say if the owners don't claim the gold, it will become the property of the janitor under the country's finders-keepers law. Should the owners come forward, the janitor will still receive 5 to 20 percent of the gold's value so long as it's not connected to any criminal activity.

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