Indian-origin men involved in Canada’s largest-ever gold and money heist

Toronto: At least two Indian-origin men are among the six men arrested in connection with the theft of multi-million dollar gold at Toronto’s main airport last year, the biggest gold theft in Canada’s history.

Canadian authorities have also issued warrants for three other individuals in connection with the case, peel regional police (PRP) said.

Police say that on April 17, 2023, the air cargo container, containing gold bars and foreign currency worth more than 22 million Canadian dollars, was stolen using fake paperwork.

The gold and currency arrived on an Air Canada flight from Zurich, Switzerland. Police say at least two former Air Canada employees allegedly helped in the theft.

One is now in custody and an arrest warrant has been issued for the other. Two persons of Indian origin, Parampal Sidhu, 54, and Amit Jalota, 40, both residents of Ontario, were arrested along with Ammad Chaudhary, 43, Ali Raza, 37, and Prastha Paramalingam, 35. Sidhu was working with Air Canada at the time of the crime.

Police have also issued warrants for Simran Preet Panesar, 31, of Brampton, who was posted with Air Canada at the time of the theft.

The warrants have been issued for Archit Grover, 36, of Brampton and Arslan Chaudhary, 42, of Mississauga, the report said.