Florida Highway Patrol officials are cracking down when it comes to seizing vehicles across Miami-Dade County that are rigged to carry stolen fuel.
FHP wants the public to know how catastrophic the outcome can be if one of the vehicles illegally transporting gasoline is involved in an accident.
“All of these trucks are essentially moving bombs,” said FHP Trooper Alexis Otano, according to a report by WSVN News.
There have been numerous arrests and seven cars seized recently. Authorities say that all of the vehicles are linked to identity theft.
Troopers said crooks are using skimmers at gas stations to steal people’s information. They then produce phony gift cards to buy tons of gas.
FHP is continuing to crack down on those performing the dangerous and illegal acts.
If you have any information on this illegal operation, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.