TRENTON — Just like gold, 40,000 kilograms of stolen butter may have been melted down and turned into ‘ghee’ — a popular Indian and Middle Eastern cooking ingredient — according to one industry theory on the recent Christmas Day butter heist in Trenton.
Once removed from its identifying wrapper, regular butter is easily transformed into clarified butter — or ghee — a liquid kept in bottles or cans. Online instructions abound on making the stuff.
Whatever their final method of black-market butter disposal, thieves drove off with two tractor trailers laden with $200,000 worth of product from a trucking facility on Glen Miller Road, Dec. 25th.
After breaking into the compound around 11 p.m., four butter bandits hooked up two transport trucks onto the coveted trailers, then took off with the haul.
Police found both units — emptied of their contents — two days later on McCulloch Avenue in Etobicoke and Attwell Drive in Toronto. Quinte West OPP say a black sport utility vehicle dropped off the four suspects at the break-in site.
Their activities were captured by security cameras. Contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 if you have information on this incident. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.