Police Make Arrests In Massive Maple Syrup Heist

MONTREAL (December 18, 2012)--Three people have been arrested in Canada in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse that put a dent in the global supply, police said.

Quebec produces up as much as 80 percent of the world's maple syrup.

Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of maple syrup stolen in August, but the warehouse contained Quebec's maple syrup reserves, which were supposed to hold 10 million pounds valued at $30 million.

The three who were arrested were scheduled to face charges Tuesday of theft, conspiracy, fraud and trafficking in stolen goods.

Police also seized vehicles suspected of being used in the illicit trafficking of the syrup.

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