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    Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

    Seriously. (or however it hits you)
    $30 million worth stolen from Quebec's Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve.
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    Canadian Authorities Investigate Heist of $30.4 Million in Maple Syrup - WSJ.com
    August 31, 2012, 5:23 p.m. ET
    By DAVID GEORGE-COSH
    VIDEO within

    TORONTO—Sticky-fingered thieves made off with as much as 30 million Canadian dollars (US$30.4 million) worth of maple syrup from a little-known strategic reserve in rural Quebec—leaving authorities to investigate just how much is missing and where it has gone.

    The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers said late Thursday that during a routine inventory check at a facility that stores some 10 million pounds of syrup, inspectors discovered barrels had been emptied and reported "missing a large quantity of maple syrup."

    Quebec produces about 75% of the world's maple syrup. Despite the theft, the federation said there would be no immediate impact on world-wide syrup supply.

    The facility holds about a fifth of the province's total quantity of unsold supply, stored each year to protect producers' from the ups and downs of global supply and demand. Late Friday, police and an official from the federation said that not all of the syrup stored at the warehouse—in St-Louis-de-Blandford, about 100 miles northeast of Montreal—was missing. But they couldn't give an accurate estimate of damages."........."
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    Re: Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Quebec's 'Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve'.
    I know it sounds ridiculous but Quebec as I understand it is the largest producer of Maple Syrup in the world, meaning it's important to it's economy, they keep that stuff on stand by in case something goes wrong with production so they can continue to supply the demand.

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    Re: Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

    I think it's a serious crime, if also a good weekend story.
    The question is who and How.
    That's alot of syrup.
    It's now on most of the big business websites.

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.BusinessWeek.com/articles/2012-08-31/Maple-Syrup-heist-Leaves-Quebec-in-a-Sticky-Mess

    "....The puzzle is how the culprits managed to siphon off almost C$30 million ($30.4 million) of syrup. That’s the equivalent of 10 million pounds or roughly 15,000 barrels of syrup. And the stock didn’t vanish somewhere in the supply chain of a major city.
    It’s missing from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, a tiny town of 903 people, according to the 2011 Census. They’re usually more focused on cranberries, whether it’s harvesting them or celebrating them in cranberry festivals.

    So imagine the surprise when a “routine inventory check,” as the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ) calls it, revealed evidence of a massive heist. Row after row of barrels were empty, filled with nothing but sweet-smelling Quebec air....


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    Re: Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

    Sweet! ......
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    Re: Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

    I blame Aunt Jemima.

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    Re: Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    The question is who and How.
    Pretty much the only way they could have done it is by using something like milk transportion trucks or something similar such as these:



    Still though... I'm probably wrong considering if they did do that they would have needed more then 1 and that wouldn't be too difficult to find.

    Edit: Let's not also forget that Rural Quebec is suffering economically, could also be a possibility of someone who worked for the strategic reserve helping them to achieve what they did for a piece of the pie.
    Last edited by Jetboogieman; 08-31-12 at 08:42 PM.

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