men have been charged in connection with a truck theft ring that
involved at least seven and up to 50 trucks that were stolen along
with $1.5 million in cargo, The San Francisco Chronicle reported
Rivera, 40, and Rene Arana, 27, have been charged with auto theft
and possession of stolen property in the case.
two men, both citizens of the Central American nation of El Salvador,
are thought by investigators to have headed a group that operated
in the southern part of the state before relocating to the San Francisco
Bay area roughly 2 years ago.
to investigators quoted by the newspaper, the group would steal
cargo trucks and then sell the contents of their loads.