Alleged Leader of Kearny Cargo Theft Network Arrested in Georgia
Port Wentworth, Georgia, Police acting on a tip from Kearny Police detectives, arrested Victor Moral, 42, of Jersey City on January 12, 2019. Moral was arrested at the Georgia home of his fiancé without incident.
Officials say Kearny detectives applied for an arrest warrant for Moral, which was issued on January 9.
The warrant charges Moral with one count of second degree Leader of a Cargo Theft Network [N.J.S.A. 2C:20-2.4a(1)] and six counts of second-degree Theft of Movable Property [N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3a]. Specifically, Moral was charged with managing a scheme to steal seven tractor-trailers holding cargo valued at nearly $4 million.
This arrest was made as part of Operation Equinox, an 18-month investigation that was originally announced on December 14, 2018. Operation Equinox was conducted by the Kearny Police Department and Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with assistance from numerous other law enforcement agencies.
Moral is currently being held at the Chatham County, Georgia, Jail pending extradition to New Jersey according to officials.
The Kearny Police Department continues to actively investigate these cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kearny Police Department at 201-998-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All information will be kept confidential.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until
proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).