Pilfered Lindt chocolate found near Naples

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€1.5 million worth of stolen Lindt chocolate was found near Naples. Photo: Lindt photo: Shutterstock
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Five thousand boxes of chocolate, stolen from the Swiss luxury chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli and valued at €1.5 million, have been found in a warehouse near Naples.

In what is being described as the biggest robbery of its type, the red-foil wrapped Lindor branded sweets were found in Nola, a spa town close to Mount Vesuvius, Ansa reported.

But the stash is just a small portion of the 260-tonne booty stolen from the company’s warehouse near Milan in August.

In October, police reportedly arrested the owner and an employee of a logistics company based in Milan, who allegedly took the chocolate with the aim of reselling it instead of delivering it to customers.

A subsequent police raid of a warehouse in Sezze, a town between Rome and Naples, uncovered 20 tonnes, but the rest is still missing.

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The total value of the stolen sweets is close to €8 million. Lindt & Sprüngli, founded in 1845, is one of Switzerland's most famous global brands. 

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