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Multiple arrests, 19 charges laid in $22.5M Pearson gold heist

Peel police say a joint task force investigating a multimillion-dollar gold heist at Pearson airport last year has arrested multiple people, laid 19 related charges and interrupted a "large quantity of firearms" intended for import into Canada in connection with the case.

News of arrests comes on 1-year anniversary of daring theft

Police announce arrests in Pearson airport gold heist

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Peel Regional Police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are announcing details of arrests made in connection to last April's $20-million gold heist at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont.

Peel police say a joint task force investigating a multimillion-dollar gold heist at Pearson airport last year has arrested multiple people, laid 19 related charges and interrupted a "large quantity of firearms" intended for import into Canada in connection with the case.

Police are announcing the results of their year-long probe into the daring theft at a Wednesday morning news conference.

One of the men arrested, a 54-year-old man from Brampton, is an Air Canada employee. An arrest warrant has also been issued for another man who was also an employee of the airline at the time of the theft, investigators said.

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On April 17, 2023, suspects stole 6,600 gold bars worth roughly $20 million CAD and about $2.5 million in various foreign currencies from an Air Canada storage facility at Pearson. The gold and cash had just arrived on a flight from Zurich.

The suspects were able to gain access to the warehouse using an airway bill — a document typically issued by a carrier with details on the shipment — that was actually for a shipment of seafood that had been picked up a day prior, investigators said.

Police said the theft was the largest gold heist in Canadian history.

More to come.

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