Gold worth $625,000 stolen from Miami airport

A $625,000 gold shipment disappeared in a suspected robbery after arriving via American Airlines in Miami this week, reports Fox News.

En route from Ecuador, the box full of gold was unloaded onto a motorized luggage cart by five airline crew members. An hour later, the cart was found at the terminal gate without the box of gold.

Police did not say who owned the gold or where it was originally headed.

The FBI is looking into the theft.

Coming in mainly from Mexico and Colombia, Miami's No. 1 import is gold and  last year it was valued at almost $8 billion. Almost all of the bullion is headed for Switzerland, according to Reuters.

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