Indians Arrested in Canada’s Gold Heist

Indians Held in for Gold and Cash Robbery

Indians Arrested: In connection with Canada’s biggest gold heist at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in April 2023, at least two Indian-origin men were among the six individuals arrested.

The heist involved stealing a cargo container holding over 22 million Canadian dollars’ worth of gold bars and foreign currency using fraudulent paperwork.

Indians Arrested…

Former Air Canada employees allegedly aided the heist, with one already in custody and another subject to arrest.

Among those arrested were Parmpal Sidhu (54), and Amit Jalota (40), both of Indian origin. Peel Regional Police (PRP) also issued warrants for Simran Preet Panesar, Archit Grover, and Arsalan Chaudhary.

The investigation involved collaboration with international law enforcement agencies, resulting in the identification of additional suspects.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the United States assisted, leading to the arrest of an individual with illegal firearms.

Det.-Sgt. Mike Mavity labelled the heist as Canada’s largest and highlighted the involvement of Air Canada employees.

PRP seized gold linked to the theft, along with smelting equipment and Canadian currency.

PRP Chief Nishan Duraiappah praised the joint efforts of law enforcement and the community. He vowed to continue the investigation and hold all involved parties accountable, emphasizing PRP’s commitment to justice.

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