Three held over huge syrup theft

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Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply.

Quebec produces up to 80 per cent of the world’s maple syrup.

Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of syrup ­stolen in the August raid, but the warehouse contained up to 
4.54 million kilos, valued at CAN$30 million (about £18.7m).

Those arrested were yesterday charged with theft, conspiracy, fraud and trafficking in stolen goods. Police also have seized vehicles suspected of being used in the illicit trafficking of the syrup.