$20M Worth Of Gold, High-Value Goods Stolen In Heist At Canada Airport: Authorities
By Brandon Drey
Canadian authorities are searching for an unidentified person or organized crime group who stole more than $20 million worth of gold earlier this week in what some have labeled one of the biggest robberies in Canadian history.
According to the Toronto Sun, authorities initially said that an unknown person or group moved 3,600 pounds of the precious metal through the Pearson International Airport in the Toronto area of Canada, which customers around the world often use to move mined gold. The outlet reported that the airport handles 45% of Canada’s air cargo traffic from 175 countries worldwide.
Peel Regional Police told Bloomberg News that a plane carrying a container with more than C$20 million ($14.8 million) in gold and other “high-value goods” was taken from a cargo holding area of the airport.