Thursday, September 14, 2023

Bangladesh airport gold heist

Cops arrested eight customs officers in connection with 55 kg gold stolen from the departmental warehouse at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four assistant revenue officers of customs and four constables in charge of warehouse security are busted.
While this gold heist has a happy ending, there has been not a whisper about the $20m gold heist at Pearson airport this spring.

“This is an active investigation and we are exploring all avenues,” said cops.
The air freight container stuffed with $20m in gold and banknotes was unloaded from an Air Canada jet arriving at Toronto’s Pearson airport onto a Brink’s security truck while on the airport tarmac. The loot, the size of a desk, was then driven through a tunnel underneath the runways to an Air Canada cargo holding facility on the other side of the airport called Cargo West. It then disappeared. The afternoon flight to Toronto was from Zurich. The shipment was destined for TD Bank with Brinks providing security.