Authorities say the driver of a truck carrying two armored vehicles and
anti-tank missile launchers was pre-occupied with personal issues and missed a
shipment deadline Thursday, Dec. 1, from Toronto to Montreal in Canada.
The Canadian Press reported that authorities followed with concern when the truck was spotted
Friday on westbound Highway 407 in Toronto, particularly after the intended
recipient in Montreal reported the shipment stolen.
But the shipment was not stolen after all. The unidentified driver for
Camlane Group, whom the Canadian armed forces contracted to ship the equipment,
was not charged since authorities had no reason to believe he had any ill
The driver told authorities he missed the shipment date because of
personal and family issues, the news agency reported.
The precious cargo of two M113 armored personnel carriers bearing
ground-to-ground missile launchers were not harmed.
Ontario Provincial Police along with Peel and York Region police stayed
back at first as a precaution until they had sufficiently mobilized. Taking
further precautions, they made the stop and the driver cooperated without
– By David Tanner, staff writer