$1.4M in stolen merch recovered from ‘cargo theft ring’ in Southern California

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A special enforcement team (SET) recovered more than $1.4 million in stolen merchandise during a raid on a warehouse in an unincorporated area of Perris in Riverside County last week.

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station’s SET team issued a search warrant at the warehouse known as Good Hope in the 24000 block of Highway 74 on May 9 at around 8 p.m.

“Over 160 pallets of stolen merchandise, ranging from food products to industrial-grade tools, were seized during the service of the search warrant…The recovered stolen property was valued at over 1.4 million dollars,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

An estimated $1.4 million in stolen property was recovered from a cargo theft ring in Moreno Valley. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

The SET team had been investigating what was described as an “organized retail crime and trailer cargo theft ring” since February, according to the release.

A truck driver identified as 34-year-old Rajdeep Singh was detained and arrested for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia during the search of the warehouse.

Any further involvement in the operation regarding Singh was still under investigation, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Authorities are also still working to identify any additional suspects.

Anyone with information was encouraged to call the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.