Peel Regional Police is set to provide an update Wednesday morning into last year’s high-profile gold heist at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The Toronto-area police force, as well as the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau, said in a news release Tuesday that the update will involve “details and arrests made concerning the theft of gold from Pearson International Airport.”

The update is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and will be livestreamed on

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$20 million gold heist at Pearson

The heist, which saw $20 million worth of gold and other “high-value” items stolen at Canada’s largest airport, drew international attention at the time.

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The public first became aware of it on April 20, 2023; the heist occurred three days earlier.

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At the time, Peel Regional Police Insp. Stephen Duivesteyn said an aircraft carrying the precious cargo landed at Pearson, and its cargo was transported to a holding facility where it was “removed by illegal means.”

“We’re looking at all angles on how this item was stolen, so I don’t really have a lot of details on how it was stolen to provide or any suspect,” Duivesteyn told reporters on April 20, 2023.

Peel Police Insp. Stephen Duivesteyn speaks to the media regarding a theft at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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He didn’t say which airline shipped the cargo, where the cargo was headed, or where the plane came from.

“We’re unable to provide specifics to this investigation because we’re three days in.”

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Details of what reportedly happened that day surfaced in an October lawsuit filed by Brink’s Inc. against Air Canada. The claims have not been tested in court.

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Brink’s sues Air Canada over $23M Toronto gold and cash heist

In court filings, the American security company said an “unidentified individual” gained access to the airline’s cargo warehouse on April 17 and presented a “fraudulent” waybill — a document typically issued by a carrier with details on the shipment — to Air Canada personnel.

Staff then handed over 400 kilograms of gold — worth roughly 13.6 million Swiss francs, or more than $20 million — plus nearly US$2 million in cash to the thief, who promptly “absconded with the cargo,” the statement of claim says.

Brink’s arranged in mid-April for Air Canada to haul the cargo to Toronto from Zurich. It was delivered at Pearson just before 4 p.m. on April 17, deposited at an on-site Air Canada warehouse at 5:50 p.m. and retrieved by the mysterious thief, who showed up about 40 minutes later, the filings state.

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Claiming breach of contract, Brink’s is seeking about $23 million in damages, as well as special damages and costs.

Air Canada refused to comment at the time as it is before the courts.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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