BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A car that was headed to Nigeria was sent back to Minnesota after Customs and Border Protection officers learned the car had been bought with a stolen credit card over the internet, the Homeland Security Department says.
The Coon Rapids, Minn., Police Department reportedly notified CBP in Baltimore on January 31 of the situation and told them that their investigation revealed that the 2007 Toyota Camry was heading to Lagos, Nigeria.
Officers from CBP then contacted the M/V Grande Gabon and asked that the vehicle be returned to officers on the ship's next dock in Baltimore.
"This recovery is an outstanding example of the ease with which federal and municipal law enforcement agents partner to combat crime," Ricardo Scheller, the Port Director for the Port of Baltimore, said. "Credit card fraud is not a victimless crime."