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.
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.