23 Stolen Vehicles Bound for Africa Seized


Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced on Friday that as a result of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of New York/Newark, a total of 23 stolen vehicles were recovered recently. They were all destined to be sent to Western African countries (Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Monrovia, and Liberia), they said.

The stolen vehicles had an estimated value of $1.33 million, officials said. Additionally, 109 rounds of various caliber ammunition were found concealed in a vehicle destined for Nigeria, the sheriff's office said Friday.