How waffle! Thieves snatch millions of dollars worth of maple syrup

Posted on September 3, 2012 by

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Talk about sticky-fingered thieves. They’ve struck in Quebec, snatching millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, a rural area between Montreal and Quebec City.

Up to 10 million pounds of syrup was in the warehouse, Canadian media reported, citing a statement from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which bills itself as keeper of the the global strategic maple syrup reserve.

Officials could not say exactly how much of the product was stolen, but a Quebec police official told The Globe and Mail it was a substantial quantity.

“We know that it’s millions of dollars that was stolen,” Sgt. Richard Gagné is quoted as saying. “It’s a very large amount.”

Read – Millions of dollars in maple syrup stolen

Previously in syrup crimes: Rhode Island man gets sticky sentence for phony syrup and MAPLE Act would sting syrup fakes.

source: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/08/31/how-waffle-thieves-snatch-millions-of-dollars-worth-of-maple-syrup/

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