Cops Arrest 3 in Massive Maple Syrup Heist
Theft was so big it affected global supply levels
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 18, 2012 2:30 PM CST
The thieves made off with a lot more syrup than this.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply. Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of maple syrup stolen in August, but the warehouse contained Quebec's maple syrup reserves—estimated at 10 million pounds with a value of $30 million. Quebec produces up to 80% of the world's maple syrup. Those arrested face charges of theft, conspiracy, fraud, and trafficking in stolen goods.

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Dogbreath
Dec 19, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Geeeeees.....that's about 300 semi loads of liquid syrup. How did they pull that off?
Tiffany1234
Dec 19, 2012 1:40 AM CST
About time!
lvan
Dec 18, 2012 9:46 PM CST
The remainder of the gang is negotiating with dangerous pancake alliance syndicate.