A Malaysian grandmother realized the hard way that Milo tins are not the best place to hide life savings after losing at least 300,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($73,700) to pests.
The incident was shared on the Facebook page, Penang News Group on Nov. 30.
“All the notes that I’ve taken out here have problems. There’s RM10,000 in one stack, and there are a total of 23 stacks, so that’s RM230,000,” the man filming the destruction said.
Each stack is reportedly worth around 15,000 to 20,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($3,700 to $4,900) or more, with the total believed to be 30,000 to 40,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($7,400 to $9,800) per bundle, World of Buzz estimated.
In another video, bundles of the severely damaged notes can be seen scattered on the floor. There are also black specks on them, which are suspected to be caused by the pests, Mothership reported.
Although the destruction was severe, they managed to find 11 stacks of cash worth 110,000 Malaysian Ringgit ($27,000) that are still usable.
Featured Image Screenshots via Penang News Group