Air Canada sued by Brink’s for $17 million cargo theft

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Air Canada faces a lawsuit speak Brink’s cash conveyorwhich accuses the Canadian airline of “ negligence and recklessness » linked to a theft of gold and silver at a Toronto cargo facility last April.

According to Brink’s, Air Canada had allowed an unidentified individual to enter its cargo facilities atToronto Pearson Airport and handed over approximately 400 kilos of gold and more than $1.95 million in cash after being presented with a fraudulent waybill. The gold and silver had been entrusted to Brink’s by the Swiss bank Raiffeisen Schweiz and the precious metals refining company Valcambi for transport from Zurich to Toronto.

Still according to Brink’s, the airline had failed to take reasonable and appropriate security measures and protocols to prevent the heist, according to a declaration filed in the Federal Court of Canada, in which the airline seeks reimbursement of $17 million. , the total value of stolen cargo. A police investigation is underway but there have been no arrests or convictions, and neither the gold nor the money has been recovered.

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