Two Japanese men are in custody in Italy after attempting to smuggle $134 billion worth of US bonds into Switzerland. Details are few at the moment. If the bonds prove to be genuine, the amount they had was nearly equal to the GDP of New Zealand.
The bonds included some 249 certificates worth $500 Million each and 10 $1 Billion Kennedy bonds. If the bonds are real, Italy may fine the men up to 40% of the amount, which would be a boon for the Italian economy.
Since details are sparse, theories range from the bonds belonging to Kim Jong Il to Japan secretly trying to dump its dollar reserves. The US losing control of its monetary supply could be a major issue if the bonds are real.