Mexican Federal Highway Police recover stolen truck carrying $170,000 in copper – Arrests made

Mexican Federal Police with assistance from the Mexican Army and State Police recovered stolen load of copper and other vehicles in state of Guanajuato
Mexican Federal Police with assistance from the Mexican Army and State Police recovered stolen load of copper and other vehicles in state of Guanajuato

The Federal Police recovered a load of stolen copper in Guanajuato, valued at more than $170,000.00. Thanks to a hidden GPS transponder in the vehicle carrying them, they managed to locate the unit in Villa de Pozos in addition to  five trucks, two trailers and three horses. Arrests were made but the names have not been released.

The truck carrying 45,000 pounds of copper wire had been stolen in San Diego Union, in the state of Guanajuato and thanks to the Global Positioning System (GPS) on the vehicle, the Federales were able to locate a home in the Delegation of Villa de Pozos.

After being reported as stolen to the Federal Police, an operation was mounted to locate the 2012 Kenworth and flatbed trailer.The vehicle belongs to  Milac Express.

The GPS indicated the stolen rig was three kilometers off the Mexico-Piedras Negras highway, near the road to Los Rodriguez. Federal Police and Mexican army units were sent to that location.

The GPS signal led them to a property located on the street of Porfirio Diaz. The Federal Police entered the premises with the assitance of the Second Criminal Judge and prosecutor, and with the support of the Mexican Army and the State Ministerial Police, discovered the truck inside an outbuilding still with it’s cargo intact.

On the flatbed,the hidden GPS transponder which was connected to a light circuit, was close to the end of it’s lifecyle with less than two hours left before the signal would stop, so the recovery was fortuitous in the rapid manner the operation was executed.

Inside the building more vehicles, whose ownership could not immediately be determined were found including a blue Dina tractor with Mexican plates 787-EP1 Federal Public Service, a  Dodge Ram pickup, blue with plates Texas plates SPF 8VZX19.

In addition, a type International  truck crane white in color, with plates from the state of Guanajuato, a Dina Marco Polo passenger bus, white, with Federal Public Service plates 511-RA9 and a Dodge Ram pickup, red, with San Luis Potosi individual plates TF-81308, two flatbed trailers, one without plates and three horses completed the seizures.

The property and the detainees were turned over to the Federal prosecutor on scene who will continue the investigation and bring charges as warranted.

SOURCE: Transporte.mx