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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

newest black market item

maple syrup.

Maple Syrup Heist Leaves Quebec in a Sticky Mess
as maple’s value soars, tracing its provenance has become surprisingly problematic. a gallon now sells for about $40, nearly double the price three decades ago, and with that mark-up has come a world of trouble. in 2012, a handful of vermont producers had barrels of syrup snatched from their farms; last summer, $20 million worth of syrup was stolen from québec’s strategic syrup reserve. that event was to maple producers what the 1990 isabella stewart gardner museum theft was to the art world.

so far, 23 people have been arrested and more than a dozen have landed in jail for what has been dubbed the great canadian maple syrup heist. officials in canada and the u.s. are still tracking syrup and untangling the details. why is the department of homeland security involved? because at least 12 tankers of the stolen syrup were driven over the border and delivered to st. johnsbury’s maple grove farms, which is now embroiled in the investigation. - seven days

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commented by Blogger Batocchio, 7:35 PM PDT  
Quebec had a Strategic Syrup Reserve? Say wha?! Is that their plan for dealing with the next invasion of Quebec by the United States -- throw maple syrup at the soldiers and tanks and they'll be all too busy licking the stuff off of themselves to keep invading? Curious penguins are... curious!

- Badtux the Curious Penguin
commented by Blogger BadTux, 9:29 PM PDT  

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