Region of Peel (July 25, 2019) – On Tuesday, five men form Markham, Burlington, and Mississauga were arrested and charged in the wake of a vehicle theft investigation, called project Baijin by Peel Regional Police. Besides theft, the individuals face fraud and forgery charges.
He Cui, Wenqi Li, Krisztien Nemes, Ryan Gillard, and Radivoje Tadic are alleged to be part of a group, which preps stolen cars in order to ship them overseas to China and European countries. Project Baijin began in April 2019 and is a joint venture of the Peel Regional Police Commercial Auto Crime Bureau, Halton Regional Police, York Regional Police, and Canada Border Services Agency. Since then, vehicles have been seized with a total value of approximately $2.2 million.
The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are anticipated, Peel Regional Police says.
Anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter is asked to call investigators at the Commercial Auto Crime Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext.3322. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.