An ultra-modern Maserati hijacked at gunpoint and the owner shot dead in the United States has been tracked to Ghana by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America (USA), The New Publisher can confirm.
The car-stealing syndicate later shipped the vehicle to Ghana at the blind side of the security agencies in the USA who got wind and stormed the country even before it was cleared from the Tema Ports.
According to our sources, the FBI flew to Ghana even before the car arrived at the country’s ports so as to enable them take finger prints and other important leads to unravel those behind the killing of the victim and stealing of his car.
As a result, the car was towed from the ports of entry by security agencies in Ghana who worked closely with the FBI to get to the bottom of the matter.
The FBI officials have since finished their preliminary investigations and left the country to probe further into the circumstances under which a vehicle found its way to Ghana after the owner had been killed in an attack.
Incontrovertible evidence had it the stolen car was put in a container with another luxurious vehicle prior to its seizure from the Tema Port.
Sources told The New Publisher for weeks since it was taken by the security agencies, no one has come forward to claim ownership with titles.
It is however gathered that another vehicle that was in the same container with the one stolen, has been claimed the necessary documents were provided upon request.
In a related story, the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) three weeks ago announced that some Ninety-Five(95) luxurious cars have been frozen by its Executive Director.
These cars which are in the possession of some individuals and car dealerships were supposed to be brought to the offices of EOCO no later than May 3, 2023.
Owners of these vehicles were expected to come along with the needed documents.
The statement from EOCO said if owners of the said vehicles do not report with them on the said date, it will take the needed steps to confiscate them in accordance with the law.
It would be recalled that in December last year, the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the FBI busted a vehicle stealing syndicate in Ghana.
A statement from EOCO said an Intelligence-led operation resulted in the retrieval of some luxury cars stolen from the United States of America and Canada.
During the operation, which took place on December 9, 2022, thirty-seven (37) of the cars were retrieved from garages in Accra.
Ten (10) people were also arrested in the process.
The suspects have since been questioned and granted bail.