Someone Is Clogging Swiss Toilets With Tens Of Thousands Of Euros In Cash


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Just when we thought that the world would not get any funnier, Swiss authorities found thousands of 500-euro notes being flushed down in the public toilets of Geneva. The cash was perfectly good and dumping it down the toilets caused an additional plumbing damage in thousands of euros. Why would anyone attempt such a feat? This is a question that has left us all bewildered!

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The unusual incident went viral around the world after Tribune de Genève reported it. The cash was found in 500-euro bills, each worth $597. The first pile of bills was found cut up with scissors and stuffed into a toilet near a safe deposit box vault at a branch of Swiss bank UBS. However, the weird happenings did not stop there. A while later, an employee at Pizzeria du Molard called the police to report that their toilets had been clogged with cash. Later, three other restaurants reported the similar happenings, all close to the same UBS branch. All of this cash collectively made up about $119,000, all chopped up and flushed down a toilet.

It is well known that destroying currency in the US is illegal but not so in Europe. Additionally, the official currency of Switzerland is Swiss franc but not the euro that has just added fuel to this fire. UBS has not commented on the incident yet but Henri Della Casa, a spokesman for GEneva Prosecutor’s Office, says,

 “There must be something behind this story, and that’s why we started an investigation.”

The incident turned more into a plot of a Hollywood movie when a man appeared at Geneva police station who claimed to be the attorney of two Spanish women. He offered to pay for all the damages caused by these incidents.  The same women were then identified as suspects once the surveillance footage was reviewed. The authorities have not shared any details with the press whether or not the lawyer had explained the motive behind it.
Just last year, the European Central Bank banned the production of 500-euro notes as they were used extensively in money laundering. This leaves us with dozens of questions. Did the women know about the meaning and purpose of this ban? If the money had been acquired illegally? Could they not think of a better method to dispose of the cash? Are the same two women actual culprits? The authorities are not looking for the source of that money but rather trying to identify if a crime was committed or not.
Do you have any explanation that can make sense of something as bizarre as this?
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