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Canadian Mint Worker Sentenced To 30 Months For Smuggling $140,000 Of Gold In His Rectum

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Rectum? Damn near killed 'em!

Canadian Mint Worker Sentenced To 30 Months For Smuggling $140,000 Of Gold In His Rectum

In September we reported that an employee of the Royal Canadian Mint smuggled C$180,000 (USD $140,000) in gold from the fortress-like facility, evading multiple levels of detection with a time-honoured prison trick: hiding the precious metal up his butt.

Having been found guilty in November ("wait, what gold coins, where?"), 35-year-old Leston Lawrence was sentenced to 30 months in prison today, by a judge whose name was 'Doody'.



As we detailed previously, a suspicious bank teller raised the alarm in 2015. Lawrence sold 18 gold pucks — each a circular 7.4-ounce nugget worth about $6,800 — to an Ottawa Gold Buyers store between Nov. 27, 2014, and March 12, 2015, according to court records obtained by the Toronto Sun. Three observations tipped off the bank teller: Lawrence was a mint employee, he had an unusual number of deposits and he frequently requested overseas transactions.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-...ed-30-months-smuggling-140000-gold-his-rectum
 

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Greed is a funny thing. Half the populations of the western world are struggling and here this guy has a cushy job in the mint and he can't keep his fingers out of the cookie jar "pun intended"
It's called temptation.
...and when combined with the knowledge gained from working on the inside, that temptation can become irresistible for more people than you'd probably think. Then it becomes, "if it worked this time, I can do it again". Next thing ya know, 3 times a month they're smuggling a puck of gold in their rectum. lol
Or whatever else it is they've become accustomed to taking.
 

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Yes it's called temptation, and we all face temptation every day. But it takes greed to steal when your getting well paid NOT to steal.
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "taking it up the a*se"
 

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As a gold nut, I wouldn't be able to handle such a job.

It would be like a fat person working at dunkin doughnuts.

What a dumbass on getting caught.
 

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As a gold nut, I wouldn't be able to handle such a job.

It would be like a fat person working at dunkin doughnuts.

What a dumbass on getting caught.
I don't know. I guess it all depends on the person.

Many, many years back I had a summer job fixing and retrofitting cables boxes in college. We had feeds of all the major porn providers coming into every workbench. First days on the job was lumber yard city being barely 21 at the time. By the end of the summer our reaction to porn was like watching Rosie O'Donnel and Mason Reese do bukkakee. (This forum needs an unsee emoji here).

To this day I can't watch the stuff more a few minutes without getting turned off.

I have a few friends who are numismatic dealers and helped out at large coin shows. I'd be handling coins worth more than my total gross assets and at first it was thrilling and exciting but by the end of the show's run they were just pieces of metal. I actually stopped collecting for a while. Just had no interest. The magic was gone. That is how I started to gravitate toward bullion. (Though, Irons did get me interested in sovereigns lately.)

Your results, conscience and morals may vary.
 

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"pucker" power? While in jail he may find out what a gerbil is.
How many pecks can Peter puck if Peter could puck pecks?
In jail he'll be in charge of watermelons, that'll fix him.
 

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pucks were 7.4-ounce nugget worth about $6,800? purity must've been low

and what an uber dumbazz -- selling them in the same form as the mint made them....which is not available in the common market.

not only gold up his azz
 

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Don't those coins have a serrated edge? Ouch!
 

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Lawrence took small circular chunks of gold - or “pucks” - to Ottawa Gold Buyers in the Westgate Shopping Centre on Carling Avenue. Typically, the pucks weighed about 210 grams, or 7.4 ounces, for which he was given cheques in the $6,800 range, depending on fluctuating gold prices

Hey! Those don't look like much fun to me!

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/leston...s-30-months-for-hiding-stolen-gold-in-rectum/''

OTTAWA, Ontario -- A former Royal Canadian Mint employee who stole 22 cookie-sized pieces of refined gold by hiding them in his rectum has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Thirty-five-year-old Leston Lawrence was found guilty last November of stealing the pieces from the mint and selling 17 of them through Ottawa Gold Buyers.

Ontario Court judge Peter Doody on Thursday sentenced Lawrence and ordered him to pay a fine of US$145,900 (CA$190,000).

Doody says the stolen gold was worth US$127,116.11 (CA$165,451.14).

Court testimony indicated that Lawrence was involved in purifying recently procured gold and sometimes worked alone, out of sight of security cameras.

Well I think that explains the milk spots on my Canadian Wildlife Series and Maple Leaf's. Freaking Canukstanians. SMH
 

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Did nobody read the new article I linked? Someone walked out with a pair of kilo bars after that
 

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^^^^^^^ I'm tellin ya we need a boooooooooooooooo button!
 

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Did nobody read the new article I linked? Someone walked out with a pair of kilo bars after that
Did Kim Kardashian visit the mint recently. I'm sure her buttox could hold more than two kilos.