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Police investigate theft of more than $20M of gold, goods at Toronto Pearson Airport

April 21, 2023  By The Canadian Press

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel Regional Police say they are investigating the theft of more than $20 million worth of gold and other valuable items from Toronto Pearson Airport.

Duty Insp. Stephen Duivesteyn says an aircraft arrived at the airport Monday evening, was subsequently unloaded and cargo was transported from the airport to a holding facility.

Duivesteyn says the high-value shipment was stolen from the facility.

The Peel police airport division has been leading the investigation.


Police have not revealed any information about potential suspects or say which airline shipped the cargo or where the gold was headed.

Duivesteyn says the “very rare” theft is isolated and there are no concerns for travel safety at the airport.

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