Woman convicted of shipping stolen luxury vehicles to Africa

 Wednesday, July 10, 2013

 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman was convicted Friday for her role as the leader of a ring responsible for shipping dozens of stolen and carjacked vehicles worth more than $1 million from New Jersey to Africa. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) and the New Jersey State Police investigated this case. Hope K. Kantete, 43, was convicted of 10 counts of transportation of stolen vehicles in interstate or foreign commerce and a single count of conspiracy to transport stolen vehicles in interstate or foreign commerce.