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Additional Arrest Made in Over 20 Million Dollar Gold Heist

Region of Peel – Peel Regional Police investigators have arrested and charged Archit Grover, a 36-year-old man from Brampton.

On April 17, 2023, at 3:56 p.m. a flight landed at Pearson International Airport from Zurich, Switzerland, with a cargo containing 6600 bars of .9999 pure gold, weighing 400 kilograms, valued at over 20 million dollars and CAD 2.5 million worth in foreign currency. Shortly after landing, it was offloaded and transported to a separate location on Airport property.

On April 18, 2023 at 2:43 a.m., the cargo was reported missing to Peel Regional Police. 

Peel Regional Police immediately started the investigation, which has crossed borders, and we have been working collaboratively with the Philadelphia Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Peel Regional Police and ATF have continued to make significant progress in the investigation.

Peel Regional Police has identified and charged or issued warrants for ten individuals with over 21 charges. 

On Monday, May 6, 2024, investigators arrested and charged Archit Grover at Pearson International Airport as he flew in from India. He is charged with the following offences:

  • Theft Over $5000
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. He is also being indicted in the United States for firearm-related charges.

Canada-wide warrants are still 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

Arsalan Chaudhary, a 42-year-old man of no fixed address:

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

Investigators urge these individuals to seek legal counsel and turn themselves into the police. 

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.  

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