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Truck Driver Sentenced For Role In Cargo Theft Ring


Operating between December 2010 and August 2011, the crew also hit businesses and trailers in Carlstadt, Garfield and North Bergen and then fenced the stolen goods, state prosecutors out of Trenton said.On Wednesday, a New Jersey truck driver was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in a 3-country cargo theft ring, the Cliffview Pilot reported.

In a Bergen County Superior Court, Mohammad Nazzal, 38, pleaded guilty to his role in a theft ring.  The thieves stole $500,000 worth of carpet from a Little Ferry Company and a quarter of a million dollars in designer clothing.

The cargo theft occurred between December 2010 and August 2011. In addition to the carpet and designer clothing, the cargo-theft ring also stole from various businesses and trucks in the Carlsadt, Garfield and North Bergen areas.

Nazzal admitted his role in the theft ring, stating he did it to help his children.

“I do take into account that you have five children, all under the age of 18, and this will cause hardship to your family,” Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi said. “Due to your current financial situation, your father supports your children,” the Cliffview Pilot reported.
The judge allowed Nazzal to spend the Fourth of July with his family, but he had to report for his prison term the following Monday.  He will serve six years in prison.
It is likely that Nazzal’s CDL will be revoked, the judge informed him.



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