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$20 million Quebec maple syrup heist leads police to New Brunswick

MONTREAL — If you like your maple syrup hot, there’s tons of it out there.

Literally.

The
purloined product even traversed a provincial border after
sticky-fingered thieves made off with the amber gold over the summer
months.

Contents of 16,000 45-gallon barrels, siphoned off and
reported stolen from a central distribution centre in August, have been
found.

The Sûreté du Québec and the RCMP obtained search warrants last week and raided a facility in New Brunswick.

While
Sergeant Daniel Thibodeau of the SQ could do no more than confirm that a
search warrant “had been executed,” other sources confirmed that an
“important” amount of product was found in a maple syrup processing and
exporting facility in Kedgwick, NB.

The barrels in the storage
facility in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, which is located 160 kilometres
northeast of Montreal, near Victoriaville, were not taken outright but
rather drained of their contents. The theft was discovered Aug. 24.

Presumably the contents were then whisked away in some sort of tanker truck.

This
theft of sweet syrup is no small deal: the value of the stolen
breakfast staple was estimated at more than $20 million. It was insured.


Last week, S.K. Export in Kedgwick was searched and a large quantity of syrup was shipped back to a storage facility in Quebec.

The “hot” syrup will be under lock and key, and monitored by surveillance cameras.

No arrests have been made at this point.



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Added: Oct-3-2012 Occurred On: Oct-3-2012
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