Five Marines from the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), have been arrested for stealing government property worth more than $300,000 and then selling it on the black market.

In the span of two years, two separate theft rings run by Marine special operators allegedly stole vehicle parts and tactical gear.

The first theft ring was run by four Marines, two lance corporals and two corporals. Between 2017 and 2018, the four allegedly stole tactical gear such as SureFire flashlights, magazines, rifle buttstocks, and flashbang grenades.

The second theft ring was operated by a lance corporal. In 2016, the unnamed Marine is accused of breaking into the motor pool of the 3rd Raider Battalion and the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group motor transport lot in two instances. He also snuck into a vehicle lot packed with Logistics Vehicle System Replacement trucks.