Police recover $600K in stolen chocolate and nuts, arrest three men

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VAUGHAN, Ont. — Police say they've recovered more than $600,000 in stolen chocolate and nuts as well as two tractor trailers.

York Region police also say they have arrested three men in relation to the sweet thefts.

Police say they found one tractor trailer with 55 skids of chocolate worth $360,000 in Toronto last month.

They say they found a second stolen tractor trailer on Sunday in Vaughan, Ont., loaded with 22 skids of pecans, worth $270,000.

Two men from Brampton, Ont., and a third man from Toronto, are facing theft and drug trafficking charges.

Police did not immediately say where the thefts occurred.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 17, 2020.

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