MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man has been indicted for allegedly stealing nearly 200 government-owned ventilators worth $3 million.
The Justice Department says 42-year-old Yoelvis Denis Hernandez along with another man stole a tractor trailer carrying 192 ventilators from a lot at Miami International Airport last August.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed On I-95 Near Broward Boulevard
The ventilators were intended for critically ill COVID patients in El Salvador.READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning Extended For Northern Gulf Coast Ahead Of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three
Hernandez was arrested this week in Del Rio, Texas.
The other suspect Luis Montero has been in jail with no bond since September.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade, Broward County Public Schools To Continue Free Summer Food Distribution
After an investigation, most of the stolen ventilators were recovered.