Friday, May 24, 2024
ADVT 
National

Arrest made in last year's over 20M gold heist at Toronto's Pearson airport

Darpan News Desk, 17 Apr, 2024 11:27 AM
  • Arrest made in last year's over 20M gold heist at Toronto's Pearson airport

Police have charged nine people in the Hollywood movie-worthy heist of nearly 24-million dollars in cash and gold one year ago today at Toronto's Pearson airport.

They include two men who worked for Air Canada and an alleged gun trafficker.

But they've only managed to recover about 90-thousand-dollars out of the 20-million in gold.

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Parmpal Sidhu, a 54-year-old man from Brampton and an Air Canada employee:

  • Theft Over $5000
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

Amit Jalota, a 40-year-old man from Oakville:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (X2)
  • Theft Over $5000
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

 Ammad Chaudhary, a 43-year-old man from Georgetown:  

  • Accessory After the Fact of Indictable Offence 

Ali Raza, a 37-year-old man from Toronto:  

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 

Prasath Paramalingam, a 35-year-old man from Brampton: 

  • Accessory After the Fact of Indictable Offence 
  • Firearms Trafficking, Aiding and Abetting, Conspiracy (US Indictment charges)

These individuals have been released on conditions and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.  

Canada-wide warrants have been issued for the following individuals:

Simran Preet Panesar, a 31-year-old man from Brampton, a former Air Canada employee, who was employed at the time of the theft:

  • Theft Over $5000
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

Archit Grover, a 36-year-old man from Brampton:

  • Theft Over $5000
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
  • Firearms Trafficking Related Offence – US Indictment

Arsalan Chaudhary, a 42-year-old man from Mississauga:

  • Theft Over $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (X2)
  • Conspiracy TO Commit indictable offence

A Warrant in the 1st has been issued for:

Durante King-Mclean, a 25-year-old man from Brampton:

  • Theft Over $5000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

King-Mclean is currently in custody in the United States on firearms trafficking-related charges, and investigators have been in touch with him and his legal counsel.  

“Our investigators and entire service recognized the heightened interest and impact this incident had in our community. We immediately deployed the necessary resources to address and ensure arrests are made in this complex and multi-faceted investigation that crossed international borders. I commend the incredible work done by our investigators, the ATF, other law enforcement partners, and our community for working together to identify and arrest those responsible for this brazen crime.” Nishan Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police Chief. 

Investigators are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Peel Regional Police. 

MORE National ARTICLES

B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist

B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist
British Columbia's construction industry says its workforce numbers have improved in recent years, but labour shortages persist and are putting "extreme pressures" on employers. The BC Construction Association says the shortage of qualified workers has pushed the average annual wage in the sector to just short of $75,000, up 21 per cent in the last five years.

B.C. construction sector seeks support as workers shortage, late payments persist

Burnaby man charged with 2nd degree murder

Burnaby man charged with 2nd degree murder
A Burnaby man has been charged with second-degree murder for his involvement in a stabbing in Vancouver earlier this month. Vancouver police say the 29-year-old suspect was arrested on April 4th, a day after a 49-year-old woman was found dead just north of Fraserview Golf Course.

Burnaby man charged with 2nd degree murder

B.C. man who pushed senior during dispute outside Costco loses manslaughter appeal

B.C. man who pushed senior during dispute outside Costco loses manslaughter appeal
The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a man who claimed he lashed out in self defence, in part because of his claustrophobia, resulting in an elderly man's death at a Vancouver Costco in 2017.  A ruling released Monday says Thomas Toth was convicted of manslaughter in 2020, three years after he got into a physical altercation with 86-year-old Orlando Ocampo "that had tragic consequences." 

B.C. man who pushed senior during dispute outside Costco loses manslaughter appeal

B.C. to add 240 complex-care housing units in communities throughout the province

B.C. to add 240 complex-care housing units in communities throughout the province
British Columbia is planning to add 240 new units to its complex-care housing program, providing homes for people with mental-health and addictions challenges that overlap with other serious conditions. The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions says in a statement 200 of the units will be located in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Prince George, Sechelt, Surrey, Vancouver and Victoria.

B.C. to add 240 complex-care housing units in communities throughout the province

B.C. port terminal among sites blocked in co-ordinated pro-Palestinian protests

B.C. port terminal among sites blocked in co-ordinated pro-Palestinian protests
A blockade by pro-Palestinian protesters at a major port terminal in Metro Vancouver disrupted operations for several hours before dispersing on Monday. Terminal operator GCT Canada said the protesters' actions were illegal and stopped container trucks from accessing the Deltaport facility by blocking the Roberts Bank causeway for several hours.   

B.C. port terminal among sites blocked in co-ordinated pro-Palestinian protests

B.C. woman found dead after alleged abduction, man arrested: RCMP

B.C. woman found dead after alleged abduction, man arrested: RCMP
An RCMP investigation into the alleged abduction of a woman from Lumby, B.C., has turned into a probe of a suspicious death. Mounties say in a statement that officers with the North Okanagan detachment found the woman's body in a rural area on Sunday, and a man believed to have been involved was arrested in the vicinity. 

B.C. woman found dead after alleged abduction, man arrested: RCMP

PrevNext