February 28th, 2007
New Assisted-GPS Covert Tracker Snares Unsuspecting Thieves
Thieves should think twice before hi-jacking a trailer carrying The ENFORCER® Trax 200 new covert cargo trackers. When Orestes Miribal stole a trailer carrying $1.5 million in cigarettes along Interstate 95 in St. Johns County, Georgia, he never imagined he’d get caught 90 minutes later.* He even took the extra precaution of switching the stolen trailer to a different tractor to elude law enforcement recovery efforts. However, what Miribal did not know was that his purloined cargo also included special covert tracking units monitored by The ENFORCER® Tracking Service. Within minutes of the rig’s driver reporting the theft—which occurred during a late night break at a truck stop—the cargo’s shipper began monitoring the current location and direction of the stolen load using ENFORCER® Trax 200 web-based tracking service that provides up-to-the-minute location information. While Miribal and his accomplices were switching the trailer to a different tractor in a remote area along IH-95, Using the latest Assisted-GPS tracking technology embedded in the cigarette cargo itself The ENFORCER® Trax 200 kept an eye on the location of the cargo—significantly narrowing the search area and making it much faster for law officers to find the perpetrator and recover the stolen cargo. In fact, the entire stolen load was recovered so quickly it was still delivered on time to its intended destination.
“This is a good example of technology paying big dividends for us,” saidSheriff David Shoar of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.**
The ENFORCER® Tracking Service is a web-based service that electronically monitors high-value products while they are being delivered to distributors and resellers. The ENFORCER® Trax 200 solution makes driver freight security compliance monitoring and covert cargo tracking affordable by replacing human resources with low cost, portable, electronic tracking devices.
* Facts taken from “Driver takes a break, hijacker takes his truck”, The Times-Union, written by
Dana Treen, published on Wednesday August 9, 2006.
** Quote taken from “Stolen Big Rig, $1.5M worth of Cigarettes Recovered” posted on 6:28 am EDT August 8, 2006 by News4Jax.com.
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