The 20,000 litre-batch of maple syrup was supposed to be shipped to Japan last Thursday, but Mexuscan Transport had been forced to store the shipment at the holding facility due to a delay.
Police recovered the trailer in the west Montreal borough of Saint Laurent, but the maple syrup was gone.
Although the theft could prove costly for Mexuscan, it's not the sweetest heist ever pulled off in Quebec. That distinction belongs to the massive maple syrup heist of 2011-2012, in which 2.7 million litres of the stuff were stolen from a warehouse in Quebec. The syrup was estimated to be worth $18 million. More than a dozen individuals were later arrested in the case.
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I'm disappointed that in this modern day and age, a theft like this would be propounded by actually physically stealing the stuff, as opposed to hacking the shipping company's computers to redirect the delivery it to the supervillain's waiting syrup tanker. Do these crude "thieves" have no sense of style? No panache?
I'm also disappointed that this story had no mention of syrup tankers and the horrendous 2004 syrup spill in the straits of Juan de Fuca, when thousands of shorebirds had to be scrapped clean with waffles.
I was in Quebec during the 2012 heist.
But how does this affect the strategic maple syrup reserve?
It was that Canadian maple-syrup road gang again, you know... "The Fat and the Furriest"....