Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tracking device leads to Nigeria car theft ring in Houston

A hit on a LoJack device from a stolen Honda by a state trooper driving over the Ship Channel bridge led to the bust of an international car theft ring at the Port of Houston, KHOU-TV (Channel 11) is reporting.
“We located the signal from a container yard where there were probably 40 to 50 containers being stacked,” said Senior Officer Jim Woods with the Houston Police Department.
With help from the Port of Houston Police and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, one by one, the containers were taken down. A few hours later the car was found tightly packed and ready to be shipped to Nigeria.
The discovery of the stolen vehicle at the port turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. … HPD had stumbled on to a sophisticated auto theft ring.
It turned out the cars had been stolen by a man who posed as a car buyer in Dallas. He would take a car for a test drive and never return.
KHOU reported the person connected with the shipment is from Garland, Texas, but is not cooperating with authorities.

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