CBP Miami rounds up carts from Home Depot
Customs and Border Protection said Friday that officers at the Port of Miami recovered 30 stolen Home Depot shopping carts in a container that was transiting through Miami from Ontario, Canada, en route to Trinidad and Tobago.
Officers discovered the carts by using X-ray technology to check containers.
'The stolen carts are an unusual find for officers who are accustomed to finding stolen vehicles being shipped out of seaports,' said Harold Woodward, director of CBP field operations in Miami. 'The discovery of these carts is indicative of CBP's great efforts to stop the movement of stolen property being imported, exported or transiting through our nation's ports of entry.'
CBP said the carts, valued at around $3,000, will be returned to Home Depot after being processed by Customs and the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Home Depot spokeswoman Anne Manning thanked the agency.