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Missing maple syrup worth $20 million recovered

Police found 10 million pounds of maple syrup that was stolen from a St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse in Canada.

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A thief has made off with an estimated $20 million worth of maple syrup. (AFP/Getty/AFP/Getty Images)

They found the maple syrup!

Last week the Sûreté du Québec and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police found 10 million pounds of maple syrup in Kedgwick, New Brunswick.

Sergeant Daniel Thibodeau told the Montreal Gazette authorities had "executed" a search warrant and that an “important” quantity of maple syrup was recovered.

Radio-Canada reported that Étienne St.-Pierre, owner of S.K. Export - where the syrup was found - was questioned by the police, The Star reported.

Julienne Bossé-Desrosiers, an assistant manager of S.K. Export, said she could prove her company bought the syrup fair and square.

The maple syrup went missing in August from a St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse in Canada.

The Associated Press reported that instead of stealing the 16,000 barrels of syrup, suspected thieves had siphoned off the barrels.

It's a strange story indeed, but there are serious consequences here. Quebec is what the AP recently called the "Saudi Arabia of syrup." Quebec produces around 70 percent of the world's maple syrup, according to The Star.

No one has been arrested in the case.

For now the syrup is safe and sound, surrounded by surveillance cameras, the Montreal Gazette reported.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/121003/missing-maple-syrup-worth-20-million-recovered