This story is an alternative but possibly true account of the reported sinking of the ship S.S. Politician in 1942. The ship was loaded with cargo destined for Barbados. This was the personal possession of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, and Mrs. Simpson.
The original story was written by Sir Compton MacKenzie, who at that time was a member of the secret service. His book Whisky Galore, later made into a film of the same name, may have been a cover-up. The Secret Service did in fact scupper the ship and many artefacts and valuables were unloaded from the ship prior to it being sunk. Being part of the Windsor Protocol, they were secretly stored in the crypt of a house on a large estate near Oban in Scotland and they were generally forgotten about until 2002 when they came to light and the establishment in London decided that they should be moved south.
Word of this leaked out to a group of Scottish Politicians who decided to employ a well-known figure in the Scottish criminal fraternity to put together a team of international mercenaries to intercept the treasure and keep it in Scotland. The violent outcome was reported as a large drug bust of international drug smugglers. Fact or fiction? You decide. Download and start listening now!