Various shots of a customs haul at a port, with crates and cases full of smuggled goods and valuables
Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)
MS Huge crates being lowered and standing on the quayside in an extensive purge of black market and smuggling activities.
MS A collection of personal belongings, including an easy chair.
MS Two men opening packages containing notes and coins that emigrants were taking out of the country.
CU. Jewellery and bank notes.
MS A uniformed man moving chairs.
CU. Man holding a chain and bracelet.
MS A collection of jewellery set out on a table.
MS A collection of confiscated silver plate.
MS and CU A large block of metal (possibly gold) being handed over.
MS Various shots of baggage being searched and the strange assortment of discoveries, sewing machines, electrical equipment, radio valves etc.
Note: Date on the original paperwork reads: 26/4/48.