3 Arrested re ‘Maple Syrup Gang’ Accused of Stealing 6M Gallons From OPEC-Like Canadian Cartel

In an $18 million international theft case that a representative of the victims compares to stealing oil reserves from OPEC, authorities say they have brought at least some members of the “maple syrup gang” to justice. Three men were arrested Tuesday and five others are being sought in what is being described as a well-thought-out theft by insiders of six million pounds of maple syrup being held by a Canadian producers cartel in a warehouse near Quebec City, reports the New York Times (reg. req.). Following a banner year in 2011 for production of maple syrup, which is made from…

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3 Arrested re ‘Maple Syrup Gang’ Accused of Stealing 6M Gallons From OPEC-Like Canadian Cartel