Cheese-Smuggler’s Plot Spoiled
A Canadian police officer has recently been fined C$15,000 for his part in an extensive cheese-smuggling ring. If you’ve dined at a pizzeria or restaurant in Ontario this past year, it’s possible you may have innocently consumed some cheesy contraband.
Casey Langelaan, a resident of Fort Erie, was discovered to be purchasing vast amounts of this animal by-product in the U.S. and transporting it across the border into Canada. These “bricks,” a type of cheese ideal on pizza, were then sold to pizzerias and restaurants across southern Ontario. U.S. cheese is estimated to cost a third of the price of Canadian-made cheese, making the trafficking of this product a very lucrative business. It is estimated that Langelaan was profiting handsomely, raking in about C$100,000 a year.
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