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3 Truckers Kidnapped, Tortured, 2 Murdered In Florida

Opa-locka, FL – Miami-Dade police are investigating who kidnapped, tortured, shot, and dumped three truckers in the yard of an Opa-locka home on Saturday, leaving two of the victims dead.

The two dead men and a third man who survived the encounter on Dec. 5 were found in the 1800-block of Rutland Street late that night, the Miami Herald reported.

Law enforcement sources said that the three men were kidnapped and then their captors bound their hands and tortured them in the back of a moving-type truck for hours.

Then they shot all three victims in the head, one at a time, and dumped them in the yard of an abandoned home, the Miami Herald reported.

Police said that one of the men who was shot in the head survived and was able to flag down a passerby who called 911.

“At this time it is not certain if detectives have been able to speak with the third victim and so once the third victim has recovered enough and is in health to be speaking with the detectives they will be doing so,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Angel Rodriguez said, according to WTVJ.

The man who survived was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital, according to the Associated Press.

Police have identified the two men who did not survive the ordeal as 50-year-old Osmar Oliva and 26-year-old Johan Gonzalez Quesada.

Olive was the owner of a trucking company called Oliva Delivery Corp, the Associated Press reported.

His company employs 20 drivers and operates 20 power units, according to CDL Life.

“He was very good person,” his widow told the Miami Herald. “I don’t know why this happened to him.”

Gonzalez Quesada was the father of a one-year-old girl and a two-week-old girl.

“He was a marvelous person,” his father, Ovidio Gonzalez Roche, told the Miami Herald. “He had huge heart. Very family oriented.”

“This is such an extraordinary shock. I can’t explain what’s happened,” the grieving father said.

Both of the men who died had criminal histories connected to cargo theft, according to the Miami Herald.

Miami-Dade police caught Oliva and two other men unloading cargo off a stolen tractor trailer in 2007.

Police used a GPS device to track down the stolen truck, the Miami Herald reported.

But prosecutors dropped the charges against Oliva the next year.

Gonzalez Quesada was awaiting trial on charges he had stolen two loads of cargo and stored it at his home, the Miami Herald reported.

The arrest report said that authorities tracked the stolen truckloads of shrimp and air-conditioning units to his home using GPS.

Gonzalez Quesada had pleaded not guilty to the charges, the Miami Herald reported.

The investigation into the kidnapping and shooting of the three men is ongoing.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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