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Thieves Steal Millions In Canadian Maple Syrup

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Thieves Steal Millions In Canadian Maple Syrup

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Thieves Steal Millions In Canadian Maple Syrup

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Canadian police say they've seized 16 truckloads of maple syrup in the province of New Brunswick. That's only a fraction of the amount believed to have been siphoned from the reserves of a producers federation in neighboring Quebec. The stolen syrup is worth about $20 million.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Canadian police say they've seized thousands of gallons of maple syrup. They found the sweet stuff in the storehouse of an exporter. The truckloads of syrup appear to be a small part of a heist that siphoned off much of the strategic reserves of a producers cooperative in Quebec. The total amount missing: about $20 million worth. Still, it's a bit of a sticky investigation, as maple syrup is near impossible to track. It's MORNING EDITION.

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