Car reported stolen in New York found at Port Miami

Stolen car turned over to Miami-Dade Police Department

This stolen Toyota Camry was recovered at Port Miami.
This stolen Toyota Camry was recovered at Port Miami. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a stolen car at Port Miami that was intended to be shipped to the Dominican Republic, CBP spokesman Keith Smith said Wednesday.

While inspecting the Toyota Camry's vehicle identification number, officers determined that the car had been reported stolen in New York on Dec. 13.

"This is another example of the broad scope of CBP operations at Miami's seaport," Miami Seaport Port Director Dylan DeFrancisci. "Preventing stolen vehicles from being exported is an important law enforcement task that sends a clear message to would-be thieves."

The stolen car was turned over to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

According to Smith, CBP officers must be presented with the original document of ownership or right of possession, such as a bill of sale, when exporting a vehicle.

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