FBI officials landed in Exuma last week forcing a shutdown of the Customs Department on Tuesday with intense questions being put as to how they [Customs officers and the suspects] were able to pull off the major crime without Homeland Security knowing a thing!
We are told police were dispatched in George Town and have confiscated four stolen vehicles found in a trailer. The container is allegedly owned by a close relative of the man who was killed there some six weeks ago.
The vehicles include a Yukon, Escalade, Titan and an Accord all of the 2010 variety. One of the vehicles, the Accord, was shipped by investigators into Nassau so as to establish a connection as to who would collect it. But no one showed up for the stolen item.
Bahamas Press has learned the vehicles were a set of 17 stolen from the USA during the past few months and was hidden in trailers that had cases of juice and water at the front section of it. The stolen vehicles were hidden at the back. We are reliably informed there were two trailers confiscated in this investigation.
With the cloud of suspicion engulfing the Customs Department the question is: How did Custom officials, who inspected both trailers, never mentioned or reported the vehicles on the manifest?