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CBP Arrests Female in Stolen Vehicle with over $130,000 in Gold

Release Date: 
May 22, 2020

PORT HURON, Mich. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers encounter a 43 year-old female passenger at the Blue Water Bridged driving a stolen vehicle and in possession of gold and marijuana.

Gold bars found in stolen vehicle
Gold bars discovered in stolen vehicle

The incident took place on May 21, when the driver from Eaton County, Michigan, made a wrong turn and ended up on the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. After turning around on the bridge, the driver presented herself to a CBP Officer for entry back into the United States. While conducting a primary inspection on the driver, a system query alerted to the vehicle being driven as stolen. CBP Officers immediately took her into custody without incident and conducted a search of the vehicle that resulted in the discovery of gold bars weighing over five pounds, along with 30 grams of marijuana.

“In this case, CBP officers took the extra steps to identify an individual in possession of a stolen vehicle and a large amount of gold,” said Port Director Michael Fox. “This is another prime example of our excellent working relationship with our partners.”

Customs and Border Protection Officers turned custody of the female driver, the stolen vehicle, gold and marijuana over to Michigan State Police who is currently investigating this case.

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May 22, 2020