Friday, July 13, 2007

Quarter billion dollar bank robbery--in Iraq

Yesterday's New York Times reports that two or three guards at the Dar Es Salaam bank in Baghdad successfully engineered the theft of $282 million in U.S. dollars from the bank. It's not been explained why the bank had that much money in U.S. dollars.

1 comment:

Trott said...

Looks like it wasn't actually anywhere near the amount initially reported. News reports are now saying that the value was in dinars and not dollars as originally reported. If true, it was actually less than a million dollars stolen, which seems a more plausible figure.