Étienne St-Pierre, the owner of the export company called S.K. Exports in Kedgwick, N.B., mentioned to the press that the police had a search warrant from last Wednesday, which made them take away the 170-litre barrels. He stated that “they said they were searching to find some stolen drums from Quebec,” and it “it was a surprise. That was the first news I received.” St.-Pierre informed that police that he had acquired the suspected barrels from a routine supplier of Quebec, whose contact information was shared with police.
The quantity of maple syrup were stolen from a secure warehouse in St-Louis-de-Blandford in August has never been released. The location almost had 10 million lbs. of syrup, i.e. roughly 3.75 million liters, for the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.