A locked safe in Auckland has finally been opened, revealing a half-million dollars in gold and silver.
The safe was at a Queen St firm called Forex Brokers. Forex Brokers collapsed last month when it was discovered the firm owed clients – mostly used-car companies – nearly $15m.
The discovery had triggered a dispute over who owned the gold. Should it go to the owner of the company or the people the company owes money to?
The Serious Fraud Office is now involved. A spokeswoman for the SFO this week said: “At this stage the matter is still being evaluated, that process does involve some enquiries but it is not yet an investigation.”