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Arrests made in sticky case of stolen syrup

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MONTREAL -- There have been arrests in the case of a massive maple syrup heist, police announced Tuesday as they celebrated a break in their months-long search for the stolen sticky stuff.

Three people have been detained in connection with the theft of a large quantity of the national condiment from a warehouse in Quebec.

About 2.7 million kilos of maple syrup was reported missing after a routine inventory check last summer. Or, if your preferred unit of measurement is pancakes, the stolen amount would have provided a one-tablespoon topping for a whopping 183 million flapjacks.

Police say they have now recovered most of the missing syrup. They have also seized vehicles suspected of being used in the trafficking operation and equipment such as scales and electronic lifts.

Those arrested were expected to face charges in a Trois-Rivières, Que., courtroom Tuesday of theft, conspiracy, fraud and trafficking in stolen goods.

There are arrest warrants out for five other people.

Officers from the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement assisted the Quebec provincial police in the investigation -- which featured interviews with 300 people in the maple syrup industry in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and the northern U.S.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 19, 2012 A2

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