Is Quebec's Stolen Maple Syrup Stashed in Stomachs?

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It could be a sweeter Thanksgiving in Quebec this Monday, now that investigators have found a cache of maple syrup in New Brunswick that might solve a $30 million heist. Police escorted more than 600 barrels of the suspicious stuff back to Quebec on Oct. 3. That’s a lot more protection than was provided by the fence and locks on the warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, where the syrup had originally been stored. But it’s also a much smaller load than the 15,000 barrels that were apparently found emptied during a routine check.

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