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Sixth man arrested regarding Port of Montreal silver heist

A sixth man was arrested by police in connection with the $10 million Port of Montreal silver heist, after someone – suspected by police of being the driver of a truck used in the theft – turned themselves in to authorities on Monday, according to CBC and the Montreal Gazette.

The man, said by police to be 26 years old, surrendered himself at a police station. He was accompanied by a lawyer.

The audacious crime happened on September 2 when a stolen white 1997 Freightliner truck entered the port and picked up a grey 20-foot long container containing the silver.

The container was found on Saturday September 5 in Repentigny, an off-island suburb just north of Montreal, empty of silver.

But within a few days, helped by tips from the public, police were able to arrest five men in raids of homes, warehouses and an industrial property in locations across the city on Wednesday September 9.

Last week police said they had recovered about one third of the 16 tonnes of bullion but they have not announced any further finds.

Two of the first five arrested – Jaswinder Singh and Norberto Cordeiro – were charged last week with theft and trafficking of goods where value of the subject matter exceeds $5,000.

Al l five men arrested last week are out on conditional release.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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