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Tunisian president's wife Leila Trabelsi took £35million in gold bars

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by babu M, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. babu M

    babu M JF-Expert Member

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    The wife of Tunisia’s ousted ruler Leila Trabelsi has fled the country with 1.5 tonnes of gold worth more than £35million, it was revealed on Monday.

    President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s wife Leila is said to have ordered the Tunisian central bank chief to hand over the gold bars last week.

    When the official refused, she begged her husband to authorise the release of the bullion and he gave in to her demands, Le Monde reported.

    After taking the gold, Mrs Ben Ali flew to Dubai then to the Saudi capital Jeddah to join her husband.

    Much of the family’s £3.5billion fortune is thought to be in France, where officials said ‘suspicious’ assets would be frozen.
  2. Edward Teller

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    shame on her..for such theft..
  3. Masanilo

    Masanilo JF-Expert Member

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    1.5 tonnes of gold! My poor Maths this is equal to 1500 Kg mmmhhhh gold
  4. genekai

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    Chukua chako mapema!
  5. October

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    I thought Saud Arabia would chop off their hands but surprisingly they a protecting them.!!!!