Police stand guard over Brinks truck crash site as crews use massive magnet to retrieve millions in loonies and toonies


National Post | News

  • $3M in loonies and toonies scattered over Highway 11
  • Contractors use industrial-strength magnet in cleanup
  • Two people in hospital after crash 300kms north of Sudbury

Police officers in northern Ontario are standing guard against would-be thieves as private contractors using an industrial strength magnet mounted on a crane continue their cleanup of over $3 million in coins.

“Since the cargo has an obvious financial value, (the crew) is going to pursue the cleanup with all due haste,” said Const. Marc Depatie of the South Porcupine OPP said Thursday.

“There have been very few people that have come by … to perhaps pilfer or take advantage of the situation.”

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The haul of loonies and toonies ended up on Highway 11 near Kirkland Lake, Ont., when a Brinks security truck going south crossed the centre line Wednesday morning and smashed into a rock outcrop in the opposite ditch, spilling its cargo on…

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