Police hunt for suspects after $11M in pure silver stolen from Montreal shipping container last year

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Haliburton, Ont. – Canadian authorities are looking for suspects after $11 million in pure silver was stolen from a shipping container in Montreal nearly two years ago.

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According to Toronto police, silver bullion was stolen from a shipping container in January 2020.

the police said Press release On Tuesday, the silver bars had serial numbers embedded in the metal and a number of stamps, including “Korea Zinc”.

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“Investigators believe that some of the silver was melted into ingots (small bricks) to give a better chance of avoiding suspicion during the sale,” Toronto police said in the statement.

Officials said some silver was recovered south of the border in Toronto, British Columbia and Massachusetts.

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Police released photos showing the large, blue containers in which the silver was shipped as well as the barrels being carried in shipping containers.

The photos show a gray shipping container, marked as MSKU 403 026 7 22G1.

Police said investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have found the silver bars or is concerned they may have found by-products of the stolen metal.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police at 416-808-7300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-tips (8477), or online at www.222tips.com.

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