Police in Grand Island, Nebraska, are investigating the theft of a large amount of beef from a local meat packing plant.

On Tuesday, March 28, JBS Foods reported that “a trailer full of fresh meat was taken from the plant and never made it to the scheduled delivery point.”

The beef was valued at $275,000 and headed to a destination in Virginia.

Grand Island Police say that the the truck and trailer have stopped transmitting GPS information.

According to local outlet KSNB, a legitimate subcontracted trucking company picked up the load of beef from the JBS plant on March 20. Police are not releasing the name of the company because the company is cooperating with investigators.

Police say that this cargo theft is not believed to be connected to a rash of midwest meat thefts that occurred starting in June 2021. Approximately $9 million worth of beef and pork products were stolen in 45 cargo theft incidents across Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. In October 2022, three Miami residents were arrested and charged with charged with money laundering and transportation of stolen goods in connection with this meat theft scheme.

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