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Three People Arrested in Quebec Maple Syrup Heist


Canadian police say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a warehouse in Quebec.

Last summer, thieves made off with nearly 10 thousand barrels of maple syrup worth approximately $18 million that was stored for the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. The warehouse is reported to hold nearly 3.5 million liters of syrup valued at $30 million.

Sgt. Claude Denis, spokesman for the Quebec provincial police, would not say how the thieves managed to get away with such a large amount of maple syrup.

The three are scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of theft, conspiracy, fraud and trafficking in stolen goods.

Authorities are still looking for five other people in connection with the maple syrup heist.

Officials were able to retrieve two-thirds of the stolen product. They also seized electronic scales, elevator platforms and kettles that are used in the production of maple syrup.

Quebec produces over 75 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply.

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