In a very Canadian crime, thieves in Quebec have made off with $150,000 worth of maple syrup. That's 20,000 liters of the sweet stuff. It's not even the first time this has happened! In 2012, $18 million worth of sap was stolen, also from Quebec. First off, wow that is some mad bank I didn't realize maple syrup was worth so much. Second, how do you even get away with 20,000 liters of maple syrup? It's not exactly a subtle amount? Sure, you might be able to get one or two bottles of it in your pants before people start to ask questions, but that quantity of product is going to need a little bit more than a pickup truck to transport it.
According to police, the syrup was stolen from a storage facility near the Montreal airport. The thieves broke in and managed to steal an ENTIRE SHIPPING CONTAINER that was loaded with 1-liter bottles of syrup. Unfortunately for the company, the shipping business is barely staying afloat so this theft is really hitting them hard. There's a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the safe return of the syrup. A helpful hint is to look out for anyone who uses syrup this liberally. You just know they've got a stash of it somewhere.
It was Kirkland syrup stolen, meaning Costco is losing out here. It also means that it will be harder to sell the syrup illegally, because once you list 20,000 bottles of syrup on eBay, people are going to get suspicious. The specific container stolen was destined for the Japanese market so, sorry friends in Japan. I guess you'll have to wait for the next one. But don't worry. This will be you soon enough.