INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:
• What products are popular for cargo criminals to target
• Cargo theft data analysis
• Supply and demand—a criminal’s perspective
• Active targeting—how thieves steal the right cargo
By the time I grew up, there was thirty billion a year in cargo moving through Idlewild Airport and believe me, we tried to steal every bit of it.
Henry Hill, Goodfellas
Cargo thieves steal every variety of products imaginable. Computers, cell phones, aspirin, cigarettes, wine, energy drinks, steak and lobster, lawn chairs, appliances, furniture, auto parts, you name it. If the American consumer has a use for it, a cargo criminal will steal it.
The author has been tracking cargo theft for FreightWatch since 2006 ...