FBI Miami
Special Agent Michael D. Leverock
(754) 703-2000
August 21, 2020

Stolen USAID Ventilators Recovered in Dade County

A $3 million shipment of ventilators stolen on or about August 8, 2020, was recovered on Thursday, August 20, 2020, in Southwest Dade County.

The ventilators were being shipped to El Salvador by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) when stolen.

The theft is being investigated by the Boynton Beach Police Department, Miami Dade Police Department, Medley Police Department, City of Miami Gardens Police Department, Broward Sheriff’s Office, USAID Office of the Inspector General, FBI Miami’s Major Theft Task Force, and the FBI.

Because the investigation is ongoing, no further information is being released at this time.

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Attached Photo: Image of a ventilator similar to the ones in the stolen shipment.

Image of a ventilator similar to the ones in the stolen shipment