MONTREAL — Authorities say they have recovered about one-third of the $10-million worth of silver stolen from the Port of Montreal last week.

Thieves made off with a truck in the city’s west end, drove it to the port and loaded a shipping container onto it.

While the container was found empty on Saturday, the arrest of five men aged 35 to 53 as well as related raids allowed authorities to locate some of the booty.

Three of the five suspects were freed and will appear in court at a later date, while the two others were arraigned Thursday on charges of theft, conspiracy and trafficking in criminally obtained goods over $5,000.

Both Norberto Cordeiro and Jaswinder Singh were held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for Friday morning.

The men were arrested during a series of police raids late Wednesday and early Thursday.


The Canadian Press