The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Industrial Plastic Theft Task Force was recently back in the news, targeting two locations in the evening of January 2, 2013 to seize stolen “trademark plastic products” worth in excess of $115,000.
The illicit plastics grinding operation was located in South El Monte. There, stolen trademarked plastic products were accumulated and ground before being stored in sacks awaiting sale. Some of the products discovered were still intact, while some had already been ground. In pictures released, beverage crates shown include Dr. Pepper/Snapple.
A total of eight individuals, six males and two females, were arrested and charged with receiving known stolen property. The individuals were comprised of five family members, two employees and the owner of the business, according to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department.
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