Canadians Seize Stolen Maple Syrup
But no arrests made yet in $20m heist
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2012 3:22 AM CDT
Quebec produces around 75% of the world's maple syrup, and keeps large amounts in reserve in case of rises in demand or drops in supply.   (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

(Newser) – Authorities in Canada appear to be closing in on the sticky-fingered crooks behind history's biggest maple syrup heist. Police have seized more than $1.4 million worth of syrup—500,000 pounds of the stuff—from a warehouse in New Brunswick, the Globe and Mail reports. Investigators will test the seized syrup to confirm it is part of the $20 million in stock stolen from Quebec's strategic syrup reserve. A lawyer for the company that bought the syrup says its suppliers are "small, poor farmers" and it had no idea it was buying stolen syrup.

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ohio1989
Oct 5, 2012 1:25 PM CDT
Is this along side of their oil reserves?Possibly a double threat to flooding the world? HMMMMM!
SPHeroid
Oct 4, 2012 8:01 PM CDT
I'm an advocate of the capitalist system,.... But someone explain to me how 500,000 lbs of syrup valued at $1.4 million ( $2.8/lbs) sells retail for about $15/lbs........
NorCalHal
Oct 4, 2012 1:28 PM CDT
I wonder if it was a "stick up" or they "tapped" an insider. In either case it was "sweet". The story says "Small, poor farmers" bought $ 1.4 million dollars / 500,000 pounds of syrup. Yeah, right. Couldn't have been too small or poor! I guess they were going to have a lot of breakfast parties over the winter!!! Their lawyers must think the readers are as dumb in Canada as they are here in the US of A.