Gardaí search for owner of "quantity of gold Krugerrands" in Limerick
Just like in Lethal Weapon 2.
Gardaí in Limerick are looking for the owner of several golden Krugerrands, a South African coin made of 91% gold. A single Krugerrand is currently worth over €1,500.
Photos shared by the Gardaí reveal that they are in possession of at least seven, as well as a gold broach.
The coins have been in Garda possession since 2011, and an owner has yet to be found.
In a statement posted to their official Facebook page this evening, Gardaí said: "Gardaí at Bruff, Limerick have been unable to locate the owner of a quantity of gold South African Krugerrands and a gold broach recovered in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick in 2011."
They are asking for anyone who may own the property or who may have information to contact Bruff Garda Station on 061 382940.
During the 70s and 80s, many countries forbid importing the Krugerrand because of its association with apartheid in South Africa.
Krugerrands played a role in the second Lethal Weapon movie, which opens with Riggs and Murtaugh pursuing unidentified suspects transporting an illegal shipment of gold krugerrands. It is unclear whether the plot of Lethal Weapon 2 is connected to the discovery of the Krugerrands in Limerick.