SOME £four billion in gold was moved in secret from London to Poland, ruling out any risk of theft.
It took eight journeys over three months to shift 8,000 bars weighing 100 tons in complete.
Safety agency G4S Worldwide carried out the operation from the Financial institution of England, at night time utilizing armoured vans with police escorts, to an undisclosed airport.
Twenty wood crates containing the gold had been then loaded on to a Boeing 737 freighter aircraft.
G4Si normal supervisor Paul Holt mentioned: “It was very secretive and extremely important it was done well.”
Poland’s gold reserves in World Warfare Two had been moved overseas to maintain them from the Nazis.
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The bars – weighing around 12.5kg each – were airlifted to two airports in Poland where they were taken, under another full police escort to secret locations for sorting.
The bars now have a new home in vaults at the Narodowy Bank Polski, Warsaw.
One G4Si employee who accompanied the gold on two of the trips home said: “It is one of the biggest private movements of gold globally.”