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For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin

Topic: Grand Theft
Case #: PD150716262791
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/31/2016 at approx. 4:00 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 19745 Franjo Road
  Palmetto Bay, Florida
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Nely Barrios - At Large , (W/F)
Subject's DOB: 01/03/1962
Subject's Age: 54
Subject's Address: 2951 NW 36 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Subject's Charges: Racketeering, Conspire Racketeering, 2-counts Dealing in Stolen Property
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Oscar D. Federico - At Large , (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 07/18/1990
Subject's Age: 27
Subject's Address: 3450 NW 85 Court #431
  Doral, Florida
Subject's Charges: Racketeering, Conspire to Racketeering, 2 Counts on Manage or Deal in Stolen Property

20 Arrested in Organized Theft Ring

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) announces the arrests of 20 individuals responsible for the theft of plastic crates in excess of over 1.5 million dollars from retail stores.

This is a result of an 8 month long investigation conducted by the Economics Bureau in collaboration with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and retail stores.

According to investigators, information was received by a private investigator contracted by the retail stores.  Detectives initiated an investigation which revealed that thousands of crates were being stolen daily from these businesses.  The individuals would then deliver the stolen merchandise to several clandestine grinders throughout Miami-Dade, which identified themselves as a plastic recycling centers, in return for cash.

On today's date, the subjects were arrested and are facing criminal Racketeering charges together with multiple civil penalties.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit 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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