Lester B. Pearson International Airport, which is commonly referred to as Toronto Pearson International Airport, is situated in Ontario, Canada, and is an essential airport for Toronto and the surrounding metropolitan area. This prominent airport is named after Lester B. Pearson, who served as Canada’s 14th Prime Minister and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957.
According to MSN, a container carrying gold and other high-priced items worth an estimated $20 million was stolen from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The theft, which took place at a warehouse leased to a third party, has left many wondering how such a brazen robbery could happen.
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which runs the airport, released a statement saying that the thieves accessed the public side of the warehouse, which is outside of its primary security line. According to Inspector Stephen Duivesteyn, spokesperson for Peel Regional Police, “the container arrived on a plane and was unloaded according to normal procedure. The cargo was then taken to an airport holding facility before it was stolen.”
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has provided reassurance to passengers that the robbery did not occur within the premises of the airport and did not put the safety of the passengers or the GTAA staff at risk. The police, in fact, consider this incident to be an isolated occurrence. As a result, the airport is still operating normally, and there have been no disturbances to flight activities.