Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Meat Heist leads to massive Cargo Theft trafficking ring in New Jersey

A dozen men have been arrested in a cargo theft trafficking ring that used stolen tractor-trailers to move more than $1 million in goods meant for retailers across the country to a New Jersey warehouse, where they were held until they could be sold. 16 loads of stolen cargo were recovered from 10 national retailers. The seized cargo ranged from clothing and granite to home goods, landscaping equipment and food products. More than $1 million of stolen cargo was recovered.

"They took everything they could get their hands on," Col. Patrick Callahan, the head of the State Police, said.