The seizure was related to a theft from a farmer-owned federation at St.-Louis-de-Blandford, Que., in August. The amount of that theft has never been revealed, but there was 4.5 million litres of maple syrup worth about $30 million in that warehouse.
Police earlier seized maple syrup from a warehouse at Kedgwick, New Brunswick, but the owners of that business say they can prove all of the maple syrup there was purchased directly from producers.
The owners say the Quebec federation has been feuding with it because it doesn’t pay a levy on the maple syrup it buys from Quebec producers. The levy is to fund the federation’s operations.