Is Saddam Hussein’s fortune in a warehouse in Moscow? Mystery over £16.75bn piles of cash left at airport for six years

  • No recipient listed but sources say it  could belong to Saddam Hussein
  • Other theories are that it belonged to  Colonel Gaddafi, a Mafia operation linked to the state, or corrupt  officials

By Will Stewart

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‘It is possible that this is the money of  Saddam Hussein,’ an anonymous intelligence source told Moskovsky Komsomolets  newspaper.

The cash mountain, all in 100 euro notes, was  flown to Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow from Frankfurt on 7 August 2007  and it has remained frozen there ever  since.

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