By CBSMiami.com Team

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.

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The ventilators were intended for critically ill COVID patients in El Salvador.

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Hernandez was arrested this week in Del Rio, Texas.

The other suspect Luis Montero has been in jail with no bond since September.

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After an investigation, most of the stolen ventilators were recovered.

CBSMiami.com Team