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Multiple sources (e.g., Montreal Gazette) are reporting that at least some of the maple syrup that disappeared from a warehouse last month has been located. See "Who Stole the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve? And How?" Lowering the Bar (Sept. 14, 2012).

The Gazette's report, at least, is not clear as to exactly how much of the GSMSR has really been recovered. It says police found "contents of 16,000 45-gallon barrels" in a maple-syrup facility in New Brunswick, but a source would say only that an "important" amount of syrup had been found. I don't know how much syrup it takes to be an "important" amount—it probably depends whether you have pancakes in front of you—but if the barrels they found were full, it would appear that the entire GSMSR is now safe.

Actually, the report isn't clear as to whether it was found in 16,000 barrels, or whether the contents of the original 16,000 barrels were found in something like a tanker truck or a couple of Olympic-sized swimming pools. If they had time to siphon 10 million pounds of syrup out of 16,000 barrels when they stole it, they certainly had plenty of time to get it back into barrels at the new location.

So far, no arrests have been made, but I assume the Mounties are out looking for people surrounded by a cloud of bees.