Powerful Communist official in China is suspected to have received 13.5 tonnes of gold and billions cash in bribes
Zhang Qi, 58, was the secretary of the Communist Party Committee of Haikou, provincial capital city of Hainan with a population around nine million people
Thousands of golden bars and bricks were discovered in a room at his home during a raid, valued at $640m [£520m]
Inspectors also discovered 268 billion yuan [$37billion] in suspected bribe money on his account
He would have been richer than China’s richest man of record, if the allegations turn out to be true
Zhang who had equal power as the mayor in the city of Haikou, has been sacked
A powerful Communist official in China is suspected to have received 13.5 tonnes of gold and $37 billion cash in bribes.