Billions Lay Unclaimed in Moscow Airport

    Journalists crowd inside the terminal F of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, on July 12, 2013, where US National Security Agency (NSA) fugitive leaker Edward Snowden reportedly remains without making any contact with the swarm of international reporters at the scene. Snowden has requested a meeting with leading Russian rights activists and lawyers at the airport in Moscow where he has been stuck in transit for the last three weeks, the campaigners invited said today. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Could it be the lost fortune of Saddam Hussein? Or Muammar Gaddafi? Officials in Russia are searching for the owner of about 16.75 billion that are just stacked on pallets at the Sheremetyevo Airport. A handful of people have tried to claim the cash, which was flown to Moscow in August of 2007 without a recipient listed on the shipping documents, but so far no one has been able to convince authorities that they are the rightful owners. Other possible explanations include the idea that the money belongs to the Russian mafia or corrupt politicians. Russian law enforcement agents haven't seized the stash because they don't have any grounds to at this point.

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