Ebony Finder To Be Rewarded With 5000 RMB and Certificate

Ebony Finder To Be Rewarded With 5000 RMB and Certificate

The man who tried to sell-off a salvaged 27 ton ebony haul from the bottom of the of the Dongjiang River only to have it confiscated is to be rewarded with 5000 RMB and an honorary certificate. According to law, all unidentified buried objects belong to the state, although like this find they can also be written off and classified as “without owner”. As Mr. Lin can’t profit from selling the timber, the local Huicheng government decided to “reimburse” him themselves for his labor. One netizen commented that officials must be loving this, as the haul is neither the state’s or the people’s…

Source: Netease

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  • Amused

    “neither the state’s or the people’s”…
    Sounds like that whole tigers and flies anti-corruption campaign really has ’em shaking in their boots.

    • mr.wiener

      So who gets it?

      • Amused

        Sounds likely to “evaporate” into the atmosphere, likely to be accompanied by money “condensating” into some govt D-bag’s pocket. Just an educated guess.
        Would be to good to be true if they sold it off and put the money back into the surrounding community in the form of infrastructure and public works.

      • David

        Local oficials will sell it and keep the money.

  • WghUk

    Only 5000 RMB. Better than nothing I guess.

    • Jahar

      Definitely better than jail time.

  • Bman

    Wouldn’t it be a fun and telling exercise to track that cash over the next couple of years to see exactly whose sock drawer it lands in.

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