News from the north: Canadian officials are currently in the process of busting a ring associated with "a massive maple syrup heist" from -- we kid you not -- the global strategic maple syrup reserve, an OPEC-like cartel of Canadian producers that exerts significant influence over the worldwide price of syrup.
The alleged plot involved the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup -- an amount worth $18 million and "enough to smother a Himalayan mountain of waffles and pancakes."
Eighteen people have already been arrested and "seven people are still at large and possibly vacationing in Florida."
[The Star] [NYT] [Globe and Mail] [Montreal Gazette] [NYT] [Globe and Mail]
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