York Regional Police recently recovered more than $600,000 worth of stolen chocolate and nuts as part of an ongoing cargo theft investigation.
The investigation began in November, when the Auto/Cargo Theft Unit identified a group stealing loads of cargo. The Unit located a stolen tractor trailer loaded with 55 skids, or $360,000 worth of chocolate, in Toronto. Then, on Dec. 13, a second stolen tractor trailer was found in Vaughan. It contained 22 skids of pecans, worth $270.000.
Three men, two from Brampton, and one from Toronto, were charged with various offences including trafficking in property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and flight from police.
Over 10 grams of crystal meth and heroin was also seized by York Regional police, leading to charges for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Source: York Regional Police