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2004-12-22 08:50:44 PM
20 Million pounds is like $400,000 Million US, right?
 
2004-12-22 08:59:46 PM
Finally. I was starting to wonder what I was gonna do.
 
2004-12-22 09:32:20 PM
give it to me, he whispers
 
2004-12-22 09:33:13 PM
Secondly, the sheer size of the robbers' horde could turn out to be a millstone around their necks.

Should be "hoard". I expect better from the Beeb.
 
2004-12-22 09:33:16 PM
I'll trade 'em for a couple of rolls of Texas quarters.
 
2004-12-22 09:34:29 PM
How to dispose of 20 million and not get caught

A fireplace?
 
2004-12-22 09:34:58 PM
That's a LOT of 'Black & Tans'
 
2004-12-22 09:35:52 PM
pretty sweet heist though.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2004-12-22 09:36:26 PM
Simple: Just live your life without working. Who needs excess when you can just sit around in your underwear watching daytime TV?
 
2004-12-22 09:36:45 PM
In an effort to be helpful, I like how the BBC gave the robbers several ideas on how to get said booty out of the country and/or laundered.

No Such Agency
Secondly, the sheer size of the robbers' horde could turn out to be a millstone around their necks.
Should be "hoard". I expect better from the Beeb


Maybe they were referencing the number of robbers in the scheme. Ya know, Oceans 1200 or something.
 
2004-12-22 09:37:47 PM
I offer my services to dispose of it.
 
2004-12-22 09:39:20 PM
That's US$40,000,000 Nuke. Give it to me and I will not rat on you.
 
2004-12-22 09:39:47 PM
It's like those emails I get asking me to "hide" their money and I'll get a fee.
 
eps
2004-12-22 09:41:52 PM
It's cetainly an interesting story, this may be an understatement but I think its become obvious that the robbers didn't realise exactly how much money they were stealing.

I wonder whet they expected, 10 million ?, 5 million, less than that ?. What exactly is the average bounty for such a job ?.
 
2004-12-22 09:44:42 PM
Secondly, the sheer size of the robbers' horde could turn out to be a millstone around their necks.

Should be "hoard". I expect better from the Beeb.


Depending on how they spend the loot, it could be "whored".
 
2004-12-22 09:45:12 PM
oh shiat,

I sense an acute feeling of deja vu coming upon certain Farkers...
 
2004-12-22 09:45:16 PM
two movies that come to mind:







hey, the Kilmer character in Heat got away... didn't he?
 
2004-12-22 09:45:19 PM
Darkridr:

In an effort to be helpful, I like how the BBC gave the robbers several ideas on how to get said booty out of the country and/or laundered.

No Such Agency
Secondly, the sheer size of the robbers' horde could turn out to be a millstone around their necks.
Should be "hoard". I expect better from the Beeb

Maybe they were referencing the number of robbers in the scheme. Ya know, Oceans 1200 or something.


In that case, the apostrophe after the word "robbers" would imply that they are in possession of this horde. They own each other?
 
2004-12-22 09:45:22 PM
Simple: Just live your life without working. Who needs excess when you can just sit around in your underwear watching daytime TV?

when every bill you use to buy doritos and coke carries a number that identifies it as belonging to such a huge heist, this becomes a little more problematic.
 
2004-12-22 09:45:38 PM
So they can spend it slowly in Northern Ireland, right? That doesn't seem so bad.
 
2004-12-22 09:46:54 PM
I'll bet that story was released at least partially to try and scare the perps into screwing up. A respected news agency like the BBC wouldn't run a how-to for money laundering without a decent reason. IMO, anyway.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2004-12-22 09:47:36 PM
...a law firm specialising in fraud...

Finally, an honest lawyer!
 
2004-12-22 09:48:05 PM
I can't believe they managed to pull it off.

The police may claim that getting rid of the money is a massive problem, but its nothing compared to planning the robbery.

The police are fricking useless.
 
2004-12-22 09:48:41 PM
i think these cats realized how much money they were going to steal... did you read how involved and well planned the robbery was? i doubt they would have put so much effort in a robbery they new nothing about how much they would gain from...
 
2004-12-22 09:49:22 PM
anyone?

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1273360
 
2004-12-22 09:49:31 PM
They can buy plenty of guns, ammo, and explosives in Northern Ireland. Rent on safehouses, payoffs to informants and assains, whatever. IRA-affiliated groups did this, and they've got a plan for this money, don't worry.
 
2004-12-22 09:51:04 PM
The police are bluffing, if the thief is smart, he can launder it. If it is so difficult, then I have some questions on the validity of high-speed pursuits, quarantining bank robbers in banks full of people, and letting swat creatures off their leash in public areas.
 
2004-12-22 09:51:23 PM
damn, having the notes be North Ireland will make things harder. Pounds sterling could be accepted or changed anywhere on earth.

Perhaps a Brittish farker could fill me in. In a third world country, would the notes be as easy to change as an ordinary pound?
 
eps
2004-12-22 09:51:54 PM
I can't believe they managed to pull it off.

The police may claim that getting rid of the money is a massive problem, but its nothing compared to planning the robbery.

The police are fricking useless.


Hmmm... I'm not sure exactly what you think the police did wrong. If your family were being held hostage wouldn't you agree to help the robbers to protect their lives ?. In this instance it seems very difficult to see how the robbery could have been foiled whilst preserving the safety of all the lives involved.
 
2004-12-22 09:53:32 PM
Binary Dragon
In that case, the apostrophe after the word "robbers" would imply that they are in possession of this horde. They own each other?


I heard that 1100 of them are the "Zeds" and the other 100 are the "gimps". In other news, someones rented out the parliament building for a 8 day Christmas/Kwaanza D/s party. They are supposedly papering the hall with very realistic looking NI bank notes.
 
2004-12-22 09:53:49 PM
GOOD DAY MY FREIND

I AM DR PATRICK OSHEA, AND I AM REFERRED TO YOU BY A MUTUAL ASSOCIATE AS A PERSON WHO CAN BE TRUSTED TO HELP IN A MOST CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS MATTER
 
2004-12-22 09:55:21 PM
This thread is worthless without D.B. Cooper.
 
2004-12-22 09:55:31 PM
Arkon

Please read at least some of the the earlier thread before making a statement.
 
2004-12-22 09:55:39 PM
I think ferfer72 hit it on the head.
 
eps
2004-12-22 09:57:02 PM

Perhaps a Brittish farker could fill me in. In a third world country, would the notes be as easy to change as an ordinary pound?


I'm not expert but probably not. I'm english and have worked in a pub, we would accept english and scottish notes but not northern ireland ones, not beacuse they arent legal tender but becasue they were more likely to be fraudulent. I think this was purely becasue they were fairly rare in the mainland UK. I worked in a pub for a year and only came across 3 scottish notes so that may give you some idea.

IMHO it would be extremely difficult to hop over the mainland an get rid of any large quantity of north ireland currency.
 
2004-12-22 09:57:50 PM
Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am fine today and how are you? I hope this letter will find you in the best of health. I am Prince Joe O'Dell, the Chairman of the "Contract Award Committee", of the "Irish Delta Development Commission (IDDC)", a subsidiary of the Irish National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

I am contacting you for your help in transfering the sum of 20 million out of Northern Ireland...
 
2004-12-22 10:00:24 PM
So they can spend it slowly in Northern Ireland, right? That doesn't seem so bad.

Hmmm...I dunno...I think Northern Ireland in the winter would be a pretty crappy place to be filthy rich.

You can buy alot of things. But beautiful weather, food and women in Northern Ireland in January? Thats a pretty tall order. Not that I'm being an arsehole about N.I., north east England is probably almost as bad.
 
2004-12-22 10:00:29 PM
oooooooo good idea lets write an article telling them how to launder the money, that's farking brilliant
 
2004-12-22 10:00:34 PM

/Buy 20 million copies
 
2004-12-22 10:04:56 PM
they could always look up money laundering in the dictionary
 
2004-12-22 10:05:24 PM
ebay.
 
2004-12-22 10:07:48 PM
Sheesh. All these people these days thinkin' they can just start themselves on the Atkins diet and shed 20 pounds just like that....

/what?
 
2004-12-22 10:07:53 PM
Here is what you do:

Find a high altitude spot or multiple ones. It could be a cliff, renting a plane, balloon, even rooftop, etc. There have to be 5 or 6 guys involved in this heist, or they at least have to have a few good friends. So position a few of those guys down below. Now, have some guys go up and launch or dump the money over a city. Some people will realize that money is falling and start grabbing, but your 5 or 6 guys will have a huge advantage. You should haul in at least a few hundred thousand among yourselves, so keep that cash. The money laundering police could never even begin to account for that or punish people for it. It would fly all OVER the city and thousands of people would pick up parts of the loot, but your guys would have the majority.
 
2004-12-22 10:08:33 PM
ZAZ

Brilliant
 
2004-12-22 10:10:12 PM
Al2001:

Apart from Viz and Brown Ale, Newcastle is a hole. Do not even compare.
 
2004-12-22 10:14:37 PM
Damn that money is big. How the hell do you fit that 100 in a wallet? Fold it in quarters? Jeez.
 
2004-12-22 10:15:44 PM
They're still in Ireland, right? Northern or not, I doubt any barman is going to be able to distinguish "suspiciously large spending" from "being pure-bred Irish."

Solution granted: Drink it away!
 
2004-12-22 10:15:54 PM
Take up oragami and sell them on ebay
 
2004-12-22 10:16:20 PM


Money Laundering

Not just bright, white!
 
2004-12-22 10:16:25 PM
8ace

Yeah...and you can get Viz and teh Dog anywhere anyway.

But really; if you think Newcastle sucks you should see Sunderland, or Middlesbrough. Newcastle will always live off being way nicer than those two shiatholes, even if that means nothing in a wider context.
 
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