The discovery of tons of gold bars beneath the Cagayan River a couple of months ago was not leaked on local news outlets until it was reported by Dailymail.co.uk – a prominent British Newspaper.
A group of seasoned treasure hunters reportedly found unspecified amount of treasure believed to be part of stolen wealth by Japanese Imperial Army during WWII.
The part of Yamashita Treasure being hauled by treasure hunters as seen on video below.
The alleged war loot stolen by Japanese soldiers was under the command of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was in charge of the country’s forces in 1944.
Despite some experts claiming there are no evidence of the fabled gold and priceless jewels, a new footage has claimed it has found the long lost treasure.
Two months after the treasure was secretly removed from where it was buried, local residents said a member of treasure hunters who is a native Tuguegarao flew to England together with his family and never returned.
This maybe the reason why a British newspaper was first to publish a report instead of the Philippine mainstream media.
It was estimated that the group hauled 735 gold bars and unspecified types of treasures as reported by the British newspaper.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the national Historical Commission is conducting an investigation about the matter, and how the treasure was reportedly slipped outside the country.