(AP) — Police in Quebec were following the scent of something sweet — millions of dollars' worth of maple syrup missing from a large warehouse stocking over $30 million worth of the amber nectar.
The theft puts a cavity-sized dent in Quebec's syrup stock, considered to be a global strategic reserve of the sweet stuff that is often used to replenish markets during disappointing seasons. Quebec produces up to 80 percent of the world's maple syrup.
Quebec Provincial Sgt. Claude Denis
said Friday it was too soon to determine the exact quantity or value of
the maple syrup stolen from the St. Louis-De-Blandford facility where
over 10 million pounds (4.54 million kilograms) is stored. (continue reading at AP)