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For Immediate Release:
February 09, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin
df@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Five Arrested in Cargo Theft Ring
Case #: PD151027403488
Date & Time of Occurrence: 09/14/2014 at approx. 4:00 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 4560 Forest Hill Boulevard
  West Palm Beach
   
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Willy Maurer (JIT Express), (/M)
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Cecilio Guillen, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 08/21/1970
Subject's Age: 46
Subject's Address: 500 East Adams Street
  Jacksonville, Florida
Subject's Charges: 1 Count Racketeering Conspiracy, 6 Counts Grand Theft Cargo greater than $50,000
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Alcide Fraguela Casanova, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 02/23/1959
Subject's Age: 56
Subject's Address: 500 East Adams Street
  Jacksonville, Florida
Subject's Charges: 1 Count Racketeering Conspiracy, 7 Counts Grand Theft Cargo greater than $50,000
Subject #3:
Subject's Name: Julio Vega, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 04/11/1962
Subject's Age: 53
Subject's Address: 4350 NW 8 Terrace #311
  Miami, Florida
Subject's Charges: 1 Count Racketeering Conspiracy, 4 Counts of Grand Theft Cargo greater than $50,000
Subject #4:
Subject's Name: Juan Carlos Almaguer, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 10/09/1973
Subject's Age: 42
Subject's Address: 500 East Adams Street
  Jacksonville , Florida
Subject's Charges: 1 Count Racketeering Conspiracy, 1 Count Grand Theft Cargo greater than $50,000
Subject #5:
Subject's Name: Yanier Torres , (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 06/04/1985
Subject's Age: 30
Subject's Address: 500 East Adams Street
  Jacksonville , Florida
Subject's Charges: 1 Count Racketeering Conspiracy, 1 Count Grand Theft Cargo greater than $50,000


Five Arrested in Connection to a Cargo Theft Ring


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) announces the arrests of five Miami-Dade County residents responsible for over 1.2 million dollars in 8 different cargo thefts throughout the State of Florida.

The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Miami Metropolitan Major Theft task Force (MMMTTF) which consists of the following agencies - Federal Bureau of Investigation, MDPD, City of Doral Police Department, City of Medley Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol and Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.

According to investigators this investigation commenced in September of 2014 when they identified a group of individuals who had formed a cargo theft organization.  These individuals typically traveled from Miami-Dade County in a rental vehicle to search for tractor trailers they could easily steal.  Once the defendants stole both the cargo and trailers, they returned to Miami to sell the stolen property on the black market.

On January 2016, four of the five subjects were taken into custody at Jacksonville, Florida with the assistance of the Central Florida Cargo Theft Task Force shortly after they stole two tractor trailers with loads of sugar and tires totaling 230 thousand dollars.

The fifth subject, Julio Vega was arrested today by MMMTTF and charged accordingly.


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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