Court sentences 5 for cargo theft in Mato Grosso

Court sentences 5 for cargo theft in Mato Grosso
Court sentences 5 for cargo theft in Mato Grosso
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The Civil Police confirmed, this afternoon, that five members of a criminal association involved in cargo theft in the Rondonópolis region, were sentenced, on the 27th, to sentences totaling more than 50 years in prison. The court convicted them of qualified robbery (conspiracy of agents, use of a firearm and restriction of the victim’s freedom) and armed criminal association. The judge of the 2nd Criminal Court of Rondonópolis, Pedro Davi Benetti, considered the grounds for maintaining the defendants’ precautionary detention and did not authorize the right to appeal in freedom. “The general context of the crimes committed allows us to conclude that the release of the defendants will pose a risk to public order, as, in addition to the social repercussions of crimes of this nature, there is a pressing need to curb new criminal practices”, decided the magistrate.

They were investigated in Operation Gold Capital, launched last September, which was the result of an investigation by the Rondonópolis Specialized Robbery and Theft Police Station that arrested those involved in cargo thefts in the south of the state. The name of the operation referred to the way those involved treated “grain theft, a highly profitable business”

One of the convicts worked in the transport logistics area of ​​a company and, based on privileged information, organized the robberies together with the group leader. One of the crimes occurred a year ago. The driver was approached by four criminals on a stretch of BR-163 and, when slowing down to pass a speed bump, he was captured, placed in a car and taken into captivity, where he remained threatened, being released the following day.

The investigation showed that the criminals uncoupled the tractor from the semi-trailer and abandoned it. The semi-trailer was again attached to another truck, owned by the gang leader and would continue to Primavera do Leste, the final destination of the stolen cargo. However, the truck with the cargo was located by the Military Police, in Poxoréu, after the driver fled when the highway police officers approached, on the same highway, a car that acted as a ‘scout’ and escort for the stolen cargo. The vehicle is in the name of the mother of one of those investigated in the operation.

The police discovered that the truck’s license plates were cloned from a vehicle owned by Sorriso and identified all the members of the gang and their respective roles in the criminal actions carried out by the group.

The article is in Portuguese

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