After a boozy night out to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a Taiwanese merchant woke up to discover that he was several million dollars poorer the next morning.
The merchant, surnamed Yeung, is involved in the heavy metals business and was in possession of a suitcase containing 70 kilograms of gold, currently valued at around $2.7 million (approximately 17 million yuan).
According to Ejinsight, Yeung invited three of his colleagues to his quarters in Tsueng Kwan on Sunday night to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival.
The four were reported to have had a great time, enjoying a lavish meal accompanied by quite a considerable amount of drink, so much in fact that Yeung passed out in the early hours of the morning.
Upon waking up on Monday afternoon, he discovered that both his three colleagues and the suitcase were missing. After Yeung failed to contact his three colleagues, he headed to the nearest police station to report the crime, presumably with one of the worst hangovers of his life.
Police report that CCTV footage showed the three colleagues making off out of the building in the middle of the night with not one, but two suitcases in their possession. Authorities are still trying to track down the gold thieves.
[Image via Ejinsight]