Ring stole credit-card numbers to fuel Miami's black market for diesel, prosecutors say - EntornoInteligente

MiamiHerald / Authorities have busted a ring they say used stolen credit card numbers to buy diesel supplying Miami’s thriving black market for fuel.

It’s believed to be the most expansive case brought against illegal fuel sellers — and buyers — who have helped make underground diesel sales a lucrative underground trade in South Florida.

In all, state prosecutors on Tuesday charged 11 people, including two men who ran Hialeah’s South River Fuel, which is believed to have purchased ill-gotten diesel, then resold it to rental car companies, tow truck yards and even gas stations. The company owned real tanker trucks but never had the proper licenses to transport or sell fuel.

Also charged: Adryan Hernandez-Morera, the suspect believed to have organized a crew of drivers who used stolen credit cards to fill up so-called “fuel bladder” vehicles covertly outfitted with dangerous gas containers that pose a huge risk of fire or explosion.

Ring stole credit-card numbers to fuel Miami's black market for diesel, prosecutors say

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