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Twelve gold bars hidden in car on Swiss border

4 April 2013 Last updated at 17:41 BST

Italian border police have discovered 12 gold bars worth 4.5m euros (£3.8m) hidden in a car travelling through the border with Switzerland.

The gold was found in an under floor storage compartment in vehicle that belonged to an Italian family who normally live in Switzerland.

The 53-year-old driver was said to be accompanied by his wife and their three young children.

Border police released footage of the gold ingots and demonstrated how they had been hidden in the car.

Pia Harold reports.