The driver of a stolen car loaded with over $130,000 (£106,855 / €119,211) in gold, made the wrong turn of her lifetime on May 21st.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, the woman made a wrong turn and ended up on the Blue Water Bridge heading to Canada.
She then turned around and had to go through customs to reenter the United States. This is where things started to go horribly wrong for her, as the CBP’s system quickly alerted officers that the vehicle was stolen.
Wrong turn in a stolen car, leads to an arrest by @CBP and discovery of $130,000 worth of #GOLD bars and #marijuana at Blue Water Bridge. More info here: https://t.co/vKBZRZzVwb pic.twitter.com/wCMIIVRrhZ
— CBP Great Lakes (@CBPGreatLakes) May 22, 2020
The driver was taken into custody without incident and officers then searched the vehicle. Much to their surprise, they found over 5 lbs (2.3 kg) of gold bars and more than 30 grams of marijuana.
The woman, as well as the car, gold and marijuana, were turned over to the Michigan State Police, who are now investigating the incident. There’s no word on what charges the 43 year old woman could be facing, but CBP’s Michael Fox said “officers took the extra steps to identify an individual in possession of a stolen vehicle and a large amount of gold.” He added the arrest is “another prime example of our excellent working relationship with our partners” such as the Michigan State Police.
It also goes without saying, if you find yourself lost while driving a stolen car filled with drugs and gold… you might want to fire up the navigation system.
H/T to WDIV
— MDOT BlueWaterBridge (@MDOT_BWB) April 24, 2020