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CANADA

Police arrest 3 in major maple syrup heist

MONTREAL — Canadian police 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 percent of the world’s maple syrup.

Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of maple syrup stolen in August, but the warehouse contained Quebec’s maple syrup reserves, which were supposed to hold 10 million pounds valued at $30 million.

Those arrested were scheduled to face charges Tuesday of theft, conspiracy, fraud and trafficking in stolen goods.

Police also have seized vehicles suspected of being used in the illicit trafficking of the syrup.

From wire dispatches and staff reports