Stolen Maple Syrup Returned To Strategic Reserve

syrupLast week in the Globe and Mail:

Quebec police are on the hunt for a sticky-fingered thief after millions of dollars of maple syrup vanished from a Quebec warehouse. The theft was discovered during a routine inventory check last week at the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where the syrup is being held temporarily. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which is responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve, initially kept the news quiet, hoping it would help police solve the crime quickly.

But breathe easy, pancake fans! ABC news reports today:

Police in Canada have seized more than 600 barrels of maple syrup in New Brunswick as part of an investigation into the theft of millions worth of syrup in Quebec and are transporting it back to Quebec under police protection, officials said Wednesday…

The shipment of the pancake-topper was making its way back to Quebec in a heavily guarded convoy of 16 trailer-loads on Wednesday.

“(The convoy’s) under police protection going somewhere in Quebec,” said Yvon Poitras, the general manager of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association.

A heavily guarded but polite convoy, I’m sure.

Global maple syrup strategic defense network: You may stand down. Well done, men. Well done.

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