The loot was sleeping in a suitcase, at the bottom of a cellar of a beautiful Parisian building. In total, more than 500,000 euros, or just over 780,000 Canadian dollars in large and small denominations, were discovered Monday by a woman who wanted to sell her apartment, we learned on Wednesday from a source close to the matter.
“We haven't finished counting. But there are between 500,000 and 600,000 euros “, in denominations of” 500, 100 and 50 euros “in particular, detailed this source.
This summer, a fifty-something, heir to her mother's apartment according to Le Parisien , started the sale of the property located in the upscale 7th arrondissement, not far from the Champ-de-Mars and the Eiffel Tower, in western Paris. .
She commissioned a real estate agency to have it estimated, but when taking samples in the cellar associated with the property, an inspector came across a padlocked door.
A note was posted during the month of August in the hall asking everyone to free the cellar. Without return, the new owner decided on Monday to call in a locksmith. In the process, the inspector made the incredible discovery, immediately reported to the police.
An investigation was opened by the Paris prosecutor's office and entrusted to the Research and Financial Investigations Brigade of the Paris judicial police, specializing in laundering and counterfeit money cases.