(MONTREAL) — Cops in Canada have finally cracked a sticky situation: the heist of more than 10,000 gallons of maple syrup that was stolen from a warehouse east of Montreal between August 2011 and July of 2012.
The Sun News Network reports three people were arrested and charged with theft, and that investigators are hunting for five others involved in the plot.
Two-thirds of the stolen syrup was recovered after search warrants were executed in Canada and northern U.S. states; the total haul was worth $20 million.
The crooks are accused of using tanker trucks to haul away the sweet stuff they pumped from holding tanks managed by Quebec’s federation of maple syrup producers.
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