FBI Arrests Hialeah Gardens Cop Jorge Romero for Being Part of Thief Gang

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For 13 years, Hialeah Gardens Police Officer Jorge Romero has been charged with patrolling his city for crime. This morning he found himself charged with an actual crime. FBI agents arrested him for alleged participation in a gang of thieves that terrorized cargo trucks and made off with valuable merchandise.

After a cargo truck carrying laptops worth around $1.9 million was burglarized in Hialeah Gardens in July 2010, the Hialeah Gardens Police Department began investigating the crime, until the FBI stepped in and claimed jurisdiction. Because the cargo originated in Georgia, it was an interstate crime.

However, the case ended in the office of Hialeah Gardens Police Chief Van Toth.

Police arrested Romero this morning at 7:05, according to El Nuevo Herald. He was immediately suspended from the force without pay. Six others believed to have been involved in the burglary were also arrested, but no others were members of the force. Two other suspects believe to be involved are still at large.

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driving lessons Bromsgrove
driving lessons Bromsgrove

Many claim the progressive police are much more professional and educated than the dinosaurs that walked the streets two decades ago.

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what a suprise another dirty miami leo

lisa
lisa

MIAMI COP?! REALLY? NAW! LMBO

Petere1321
Petere1321

It's bad to think this way, but..most of these small dept. all they pick-up are cops no other Large dept. will have...and they think they are Gods from above, and they can distory a good person life in a min. for something dum, because they should have never been givin the bage..

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