Canadian crime: Millions of dollars worth of maple syrup stolen from Quebec warehouse
Lock up your Waffle Houses, eh? Bandits in Quebec have made off with millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where 10 million pounds of syrup, worth more than $30 million, was being temporarily housed.
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve, had kept about the theft the new quiet at first, hoping it would help police catch the thieves.
Quebec is responsible for 70 to 80% of the world’s maple syrup, according to the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers federation. The federation noted that several U.S. states had “a very low, indeed catastrophic, harvest during the 2012 season” while “the Quebec harvest … remained normal.” (Getty)