Delivery Error Turns Chinese Employee into Temporary Gold Bar 'Guardian'

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.18 - 2024 8:59 AM CET

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Delivery Error Turns Chinese Employee into Temporary Gold Bar 'Guardian'.

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A female employee at Suning Square in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, was stunned to find a delivery parcel significantly heavier than usual. Upon opening, she discovered it contained over 200 shimmering gold bars.

Marked as "company equipment" on the label, the presence of gold bars inside the parcel raised suspicions.

According to Record China, further inspection revealed two additional parcels within the package. Keeping her wits about her, the employee promptly informed her superiors and called on her colleagues for a detailed examination.

Each gold bar weighed 50 grams, totaling 260 bars with an overall weight of 13 kilograms. With the price of gold standing at 505.59 yuan per gram (about $71) on the day, the total value of the shipment astonishingly reached 6.57 million yuan (approximately $923.000).

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The employee, alongside her colleagues, double-checked the courier label and reached out to the courier service and the true owner of the gold bars.

It was discovered that a jewelry company in Fuzhou City had intended to send the gold bars through the courier service earlier that day but had mistakenly delivered them to the employee's address instead.

Ultimately, the employee's company took the initiative to safely return the gold bars to their rightful owner.

The employee expressed relief, saying she felt "as if a weight had been lifted off her shoulders" after resolving the unexpected dilemma.

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