When things of value need to be displayed there is much care needed in deciding the how, where, why and how again in the laying out of things.
The blue trap, while the masters tool, the master knows when he needs to step away from the norm and create a new canvas. The smuggled gold here would seem dull and lifeless when placed on the magnificent blue tarp, so the master decided simplicity, symmetry would be more evocative of the weight that gold carries with it. Enhancing the image instead of confusing the viewer.
Here we have not only the gold, but the suitcases they were hidden in, giving us a sense of the plot. Also, the plastic storage bins the police use to transport the gold, pulling the heightened fantasy back to the real world. Everything is balanced.