They investigate the theft of USD 15 million in gold at the Toronto airport

A cargo valued at more than 14 million dollars was stolen at the Toronto airport (REUTERS) (Carlos Osorio /)

the police of Canada reported that this Thursday a container carrying gold and articles several, valued at more than 20 million Canadian dollars (about 14.8 million US dollars) was stolen. The accident occurred in the Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

The container was reportedly removed from a holding area facility after being unloaded from a plane on Monday night, Peel Regional Police Inspector Stephen Duivesteyn said.

“According to normal procedure, the aircraft was unloaded and the cargo was transported from the aircraft to a hold cargo facility,” he commented, adding that “the container contained high-value cargo. It contained gold, but not only gold. It contained other items of monetary value.”

Although the case was reported this Thursday, the fact was reported hours later on Monday, so the investigation has already been going on for three days. “Our researchers have their eyes open to all avenues” since then, Duivesteyn added. However, he refused to mention where the plane came from or its final destination. “This is very strange,” he simply said.

In any case, it is known that Canada is a country with a thriving mining industry, so it is common for gold to be transported both within the nation and to other countries.

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