By Richard Bilton BBC Panorama

  • 4 April 2016
  • From the section World

 Three tonnes of gold stolen was stolen in the 1983 Brink's Mat robbery

Three tonnes of gold stolen was stolen in the 1983 Brink’s Mat robbery

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A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed some of the cash from one of Britain’s most notorious crimes was laundered using a company set up by a Panamanian law firm.

Documents show Mossack Fonseca formed a company that was used to launder money from the 1983 Brink’s Mat robbery.

The stolen bullion, worth £26m at 1983 gold prices, disappeared offshore.

Mossack Fonseca says it cannot comment on specific cases and it has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing.

Commenting “would be a breach of our policies and legal obligation to maintain client confidentiality”, it said.

The revelations came as part of a leak of 11 million documents showing how Mossack Fonseca helped some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people to launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax.

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