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

(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.

The thieves made off with a lot more syrup than this.   (Shutterstock)
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