Recovered stolen trailers top police blotter
By Shara Wallace and Steve Shay
Trailers recovered in WII thefts
SeaTac detectives said that two trailers and a box truck that were reported stolen from SeaTac on Dec. 16th and were loaded with 7,000 WII-U game consoles have been recovered empty. On Dec. 19 the box truck was located in Fife parked near a warehouse. The business logos had been removed from the truck.
On Dec. 30 one of the trailers was recovered in Auburn near 277th and D St. The logos and Vehicle Identification Number had been covered with white paint. Additionally, “S.S. Trans” was painted on the front of the trailer.
The remaining trailer was located on Jan. 2 near Carson, California. The trailer’s logo had also been covered with white paint and marked with “S.S. Trans.”
SeaTac detectives are working with the Los Angeles based “Cargo Theft Task Force” on the case. Detectives said that the reward in the case has also been increased to $10,000 thanks to donations from private businesses. If you have information about his crime please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Meth, not tequila, found in bottles
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court, Customs and Border Patrol agents found more than five kilograms of liquid methamphetamine destined for Spokane, hidden in Ernesto Ruelas-Rodriguez's tequila bottles after his flight from Mexico.
Federal prosecutors say at approximately 8 p.m., Jan. 3, special agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were contacted after a border search of Ruelas-Rodriguez's belongings turned up the tequila bottles. He told authorities he has legal permanent residence in the United States and later admitted that he'd agreed to transport the drugs to Spokane for a fee.
Because of his alleged luggage, federal authorities say there's probable cause to believe Ruelas-Rodriguez committed the crime of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance --a drug offense with a maximum sentence of at least 10 years. Further court dates are pending.
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