Austrian businessman, Werner Rydl was apprehended yesterday in the town of Varzea Grande, Brazil for attempting to board his plane with a 23-ounce gold bar. This gold bar is referred to as a “good luck charm”, which Rydl has kept by his side throughout his travels worldwide.
Rydl’s lawyer states, “He’s travelled the world with this bar of gold and till now nothing had happened”
Brazilian authorities claim that it is not permitted to travel with that amount of gold without a receipt. Customs requirements vary depending on where you travel. Precautions like these are implemented to prevent criminal activity such as smuggling. In the case of Rydl, I trust he won’t forget to bring the necessary documentation along with his gold bar next time he’s in Brazil.