Indian-origin man arrested in Canadian airport gold heist case

Police in Canada have arrested another Indian-origin man in  gold heist case
Indian-origin man Archit Grover arrested in Canada. Photo Courtesy: Peel Regional Police website

Peel Regional Police have said an Indian-origin man was arrested in Canada in connection with a multimillion-dollar gold heist at Toronto’s main airport.

The arrested person was identified as 36-year-old Archit Grover from Brampton.

Earlier, five people were arrested for their involvement in the theft.

On April 17, 2023, at 3:56 pm, 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, the police said in a statement.

On April 18, 2023 at 2:43 am, 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),” the police said.

Peel Regional Police and ATF said it has 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 USD 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.