:] Gold bars and currency were stolen from Pearson International Airport in Toronto. (Photo: Times AlgebraIND, via X.)

On the afternoon of April 17, 2023, an Air Canada flight from Zurich, Switzerland, landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The plane was carrying 400 kilograms of gold and $2.5 million in foreign currency. By evening, the gold and cash had vanished.

It was the single-biggest gold heist in Canadian history.

True-crime drama

One year later, on April 17, 2024, Peel Regional Police held a press conference to announce they’d cracked the case.