A hidden stash of gold bars worth $1.2 million was found in a commercial jet's bathroom on Tuesday, according to officials in India.
An aircraft maintenance crew found the 24 gold bars in two bags aboard a Jet Airways Boeing 737 while they performed routine end-of-day checks at Kolkata, India, airport.
"It was quite a surprise," airport director BP Sharma told NBC News. "The bars were packed in bags so we did not immediately know what it was. The bags were inspected and found to be gold."
The flight had traveled from Mumbai to Thailand's capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata for the night.
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