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Toronto airport gold heist arrests include Air Canada staff as police recover little of the stolen metal

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Andy Takagi and Peter Edwards
Toronto Star
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Two Air Canada employees and a Toronto jewelry store owner were among the inner group that plotted the theft of nearly $24 million in gold and cash from a storage unit at Pearson International Airport a year ago, police say.

Just $90,000 worth of the stolen gold has been recovered, police said at a press conference today, as they announced six arrests and three outstanding warrants on the one year anniversary of the massive heist.

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"This investigation isn't done," Peel Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich said.

It was the largest gold theft in Canadian history and the sixth largest in the world, said police, who called their investigation Project 24K. ...

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