One of the largest robberies in Canadian history took place at Toronto Airport

The great gold heist.

Canadian police have launched an investigation after a very large amount of gold was stolen from Toronto Pearson International Airport by unknown persons, reports say. BBC.

According to the article, the airport is often used to transport gold mined from the province of Ontario, and it is believed that such a shipment has been intercepted.

Authorities reported that nearly 20 million Canadian dollars, which had been converted into more than 5 billion HUF in gold and other valuables, had been stolen. According to the police, the damaged container has been removed from the cargo storage facility.

Stephen Duestein In his press conference, the investigator said that the requested shipping container is half a square meter in size and that it hides other valuables in addition to gold. He did not say which airline was involved or where the shipment was headed.

According to the airport announcement, the thieves did not pass through the vicinity of the airport, but only entered the public part of the warehouse, which is operated by a third party.

It is one of the largest robberies in Canadian history. In 2011 and 2022, criminals stole 3,000 tons of maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec, worth about the same as the current state.

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