Over $600,000 worth of stolen chocolate, nuts recovered in Toronto and Vaughan

Dec 17 2020, 12:41 pm

York Regional Police have announced the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen chocolate, nuts, and two trucks.

In a release issued on December 17, the department’s auto/cargo theft unit said they’d seized more than $600,000 in stolen chocolate and nuts, as well as two tractor trailers.

Police say the investigation began in November after officers identified a group they believed to be stealing loads of cargo.

Investigators located a stolen tractor trailer that contained 55 skids of chocolate – worth $360,000 – in Toronto. A second stolen trailer was located in Vaughan. The truck was loaded with 22 skids of pecans, worth $270,000.

York Regional Police

York Regional Police

As a result of the investigation, York Regional Police arrested Sunil Masoun, 41, of Toronto, Manpreet Samra, 41, of Brampton, and Varinder Dhillon, 35, of Brampton.

The trio is facing a number of charges, including trafficking in property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and theft of motor vehicle over $5,000.

They are also charged with possession of heroin and crystal methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and flight from police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Theft Unit at 1-866-876-5423, extension 6651.

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