Trucking co. owner arrested for allegedly using business to traffic drugs

| August 10, 2016
Peter Truong, owner of P and T Transportation Corp. (Credit: Orange County Jail)

Peter Truong, owner of P and T Transportation Corp. (Credit: Orange County Jail)

The owner of an Orlando, Fla.-based trucking company has been arrested and charged in connection with allegedly using his trucking business to haul large quantities of marijuana and cocaine into Florida from other parts of the country.

Peter Truong, owner of P and T Transportation Corp., was arrested Friday, Aug. 5 after a two-year investigation, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Truong was charged with trafficking cocaine in quantities greater than 400 grams, conspiracy to traffic controlled substances, conspiracy to traffic oxycodone, sale and delivery of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, unlawful transportation of currency, as well as a charge under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

Nine others, including P and T Transportation’s truck drivers, have either been arrested or are wanted in connection with the case.

Trucking rap sheet: False med cert submissions, falsified overweight permits

An overweight permit company has been charged with producing falsified permits, and a man has pled guilty to hauling hazmat without a CDL.

In a press conference Tuesday, officials said Truong would book legitimate loads to be picked up in California and Colorado, then hide drugs in the company’s three trucks to bring back into Florida.

“He was hauling legitimate loads for businesses,” said Ron Stucker, director of Orlando’s Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation. “Businesses that he was hauling legitimate loads for probably had no idea what else was in his truck. He would go and pick up loads for various businesses and put his own product on there, too.”

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said in the Tuesday press conference that the drug trafficking ring allegedly brought thousands of pounds of marijuana and multiple kilos of cocaine into Florida each year over the last two years.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s online carrier search, P and T Transportation is an active common carrier.

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Gordon A
Gordon A

Just some random thoughts on the subject and where we are heading.

Don't expect anything good coming from dictator obummer and his minions. For the last 35 -40 years this country has from behind the curtains been slow walking down hill by the power hungry radicals that hate America. Remember that who ever controls the transportation  industry of this country controls the country. Our  Military has already been  castrated.

Our legal system has been short  circuited from the inside.  our school  children have been dumb ed down .

Our dictator in chief has done nearly all he can to take full charge.  When govt ( dictator ) control is in  full bloom the govt will dictate when certain trucks, certain cargo  can travel and where to  ( regions). .   Don't believe it ? Look at some other dictator controlled  countries today and in the  past. I know it is had to believe but very possible if something isn't done to prevent a Full blown dictatorship from taking over and it is in it's  early stages already.  So many things we are willingly giving into such as some phone apps, the  eld, many tracking devices we don't give a second thought about.. got a new car? your tracked.

Rc1234
Rc1234

Right on! Problem is how do you convince members of our dumbed down society that we need a real change in Washington? They certainely can't be convinced with facts....

Mind Games
Mind Games

The average American is being set up by all levels of government everyday and so stuff like this comes as no surprise as they justify their existence into American lives every day.

The country has been flushed down the tubes a long time ago.

Can somebody please play taps for the real America that died a long time ago?

Laugh all you want but guess what???

You too have a target on your back too!

OrlandoFire
OrlandoFire

He would've been fine if he'd just quit while he was ahead. But all of that showing off, wearing a Rolex, driving a Lambo, having multiple houses, sitting VIP at Club Tier will get the radar put on you. And that guy he hung out with Vinh is a known informant. Notice he has only petty charges. He will choose his family over his homies and will testify for the state.

Grandpagreg
Grandpagreg

He was probably low bidder on loads too to guarantee he would get them! Driving the freight down for the rest of us! Like loads up from Nogales to Phoenix with illegal entrants in the truck/trailers.

Good2Ride
Good2Ride

what's the big deal, Obozo and Hillary run illegal weapons into Mexico and Syria to support Terrorist and drug cartels and commit espionage with illegal web servers and allow millions of illegal aliens to cross our borders while Obozo is releasing hundreds of convicted drug felons (some with gun charges) back onto the streets of Main Street America and all this Tiny Trucking company did was supplement their income with a little drug running. Come on, laws don't matter anymore........do they ???!!!

Good2Ride
Good2Ride

@truckstar @Good2Ride Ha, Ronnie and George were Bush league(Pun intended) compared to these crooks we've got now, wait till Madame' Mao' loads up the Supreme Court with a bunch of leftist Judges, then watch the wheels come off the tracks, lol !!!

Rc1234
Rc1234

Bet it paid good for a while!

David P. Wisla
David P. Wisla

Ping Ping nothing, smile into the camera. Oh and watch that four wheeler on your left, ....etc They now want to see it all my friends.

bob walker
bob walker

Give him a sleep apna test and let him go. Everybody knows all truck drivers are drug dealers. We need to have drug test at all scales. Don't worry truck drivers are used to loosing their rights. PING PING we know where you are 

tonher
tonher

he was just trying to make up for the bad freight rates and high fuel cost.