After a long, bloody trail, British investigators may be close to cracking the case of six robbers who lifted $51 million in gold from a London warehouse 25 years ago. Last week, while tracking proceeds from organized crime, Scotland Yard detectives uncovered six suitcases packed with $15 million worth of gold inside a deposit box, the Guardian reports.
The bounty, possibly bullion not recovered from the heist, is Britain’s single largest discovery of unexplained gold. Authorities suspect mobsters stashed some in a deposit box and turned the rest into cash. So far, six people linked to the crime have been murdered, and one official says they plan to investigate other deposit boxes: “Every box is a story, a potential investigation.”