Friday 2 December 2016

Six held over melted gold teeth

Published 01/12/2011 | 10:12

Six crematorium workers in South Korea have been arrested for stealing and selling melted gold teeth
Six crematorium workers in South Korea have been arrested for stealing and selling melted gold teeth

Six crematorium workers in South Korea have been arrested for stealing and selling melted gold teeth.

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Police said that workers at five crematoriums collected melted gold teeth from the bottom of cremation braziers and sold them on.

One worker pocketed about 20 million won (£11,300) from the gold sales, police added.

A jewellery shop owner and two professional gold buyers have been arrested for allegedly buying the stolen gold teeth and police say they will expand their investigation into crematoriums across the country.

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