Aug 7, 2012

Cargo Theft: Pirates On Our Highways

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit goes behind the scenes with law enforcement to expose what the FBI calls the costliest crime in America.

  • Aug 3, 2012

    CHP Cargo Theft Interdiction Program

    Report cargo theft with the CHP online.

  • Aug 3, 2012

    Truck Drivers Talk Cargo Theft

    The Investigative Unit rode along with the CHP on Highway 101 on the central coast during an operation to find stolen cargo. Along the way, we spoke with truck drivers who talked about the prevalence ...
  • Aug 3, 2012

    The Hunt for Stolen Cargo

    CHP Investigator Xavier Spencer is one of ten people on the force assigned to combat cargo theft in the state. He and just three other men are part of the Cargo Theft Interdiction Program in northern ...
  • Aug 3, 2012

    Cargo Theft Caught On Tape

    The California Highway Patrol s Cargo Theft Interdiction team used these pieces of surveillance video to help crack cargo theft cases in the state. The first video shows the theft of a container carry...

  • Aug 3, 2012

    Cargo Theft Victim Takes Hit to Business

    Griselda Bautista, owner of the Oakland-based warehousing company PCCS Inc., was a victim of cargo theft. A year and a half after starting the company, $65,000-worth of cargo was lifted from a truck in her parking lot. She talks to the Investigative Unit about the major hit to her business and the lesson she learned about leaving cargo loads unatte...
  • Aug 3, 2012

    Map of National Cargo Theft Incidents

    California leads the nation in the number of cargo theft incidents in 2011, according to industry group Cargo Net. Take a look at this animated map to see just how many occurrences happened in California last year, and how the other states compare.

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