Three arrested for tractor, trailer and load thefts

by Today's Trucking

Police in the Region of Peel on Wednesday said three Brampton residents who are allegedly part of an organized crime group responsible for tractor, trailer, and load thefts in numerous jurisdictions throughout southern Ontario have been arrested.

Beginning in April 2021, investigators commenced a project with a focus on an organized crime group operating in Peel, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Golden Horseshoe, according to a press release. 

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Police said suspects would steal tractors and empty cargo trailers and then would attend logistic companies, freight forwarders and various other commercial properties, where loaded trailers of various cargo would be located.  The stolen vehicles were then used to remove loaded cargo trailers containing freight ranging from consumable goods to appliances.

The suspects used storage facilities throughout the GTA to hide the stolen property until it could be sold to purchasers.  Many of the items would end up in food markets, liquidators and dollar stores, where unsuspecting consumers would purchase the illegally obtained items.  

Three suspects from the organized crime group were arrested after search warrants were conducted at their residences.  Evidence that would support the alleged offences were located during the search.

As a result of the numerous search warrants conducted throughout the project, 20 stolen cargo loads, tractors and trailers, with an approximate value of $4 million were recovered.  Many of the stolen goods were successfully returned to their owners as a result of a partnership with Equite Association.

Brampton residents Dharwant Gill, 39, Ravneet Brar, 25, and Devesh Pal, 23, were charged in connection with the investigation.

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  • I’m glad we have forces in Canada that can hunt these crooks down that want to live of other peoples belonings .

  • House arrest and will serve the paltry sentence there too and with common names like that, be back at it in no time.

  • Finally ! After having a couple of power units stolen and very frustrated with the lack of interest and concern by law enforcement, its somewhat encouraging to learn of efforts to solve the crime spree.
    Some countries cut off the hands of thieves !!

  • The company’s I know had security guards who ask questions before you’re let in, told the bay to go to, guards have paperwork in front of them for the day’s trucking schedule that day. These covid days makes more questions as to who is coming and going at these companies loading trucks for the sake of loading trucks. I’m not blaming fork lift drivers as they open the bay door and load it. Usually there’s a processing trail before this point of entry. Heck of a way to learn this ahead of time by losing hundreds of thousands of dollars each truck load going out the door without checks.

  • After having a tractor trailer stolen trailer from a fuel station in Mississauga and another tractor stolen from our yard in Bolton no punishment is ever enough. But this is Canada were criminals are treated better than the victims of this type of crime. But this type of criminal activity every body pays higher insurance cost and more for consumers goods and on and on.