- A package containing gold bars was left in a train in October 2019 and to date the owner has not been found
- The government published an announcement in a local newspaper asking for the owner to come forward
- The officials said the owner has five years to make a claim on the treasure
The government of Switzerland has launched a search for a forgetful individual who left gold bars behind in a train in October 2019.
The parcel containing the gold bars was found in the carriage of a Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) train travelling from the northeastern Swiss town of St Gallen to Lucerne.
In a statement by the authorities published in the local government Lucerne Canton gazette, despite "extensive investigations," the owner of the high-value package had not been tracked down, as reported by CNN.
After authorities failed to track down the owner of the precious cargo, the gold bars were confiscated by the public prosecutor's office.
The authorities then decided to publicise in local newspapers in a bid to find the mysterious owner of the gold.
In a bulletin dated 2 June, officials said the owner has five years to make a claim for the treasure.
A spokesperson for the prosecutor's office said several inquiries had been made about the gold and were being checked but failed to give details about the nature of the checks which were given.
It is also unclear how authorities will verify the claims of anyone who comes forward to say the gold is theirs.
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