Philadelphia CBP Seizes Russian Odometer Manipulating Devices

They might have been sent from Russia, but certainly not with love.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia seized five odometer manipulating devices in early April that were shipped from Russia and destined to addresses in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, and Illinois.

CBP officers initially encountered the devices, called CAN Modules, in individual express international parcels during the last week in March. Internet research revealed that the devices connect to a vehicle’s instrument panel for the sole purpose of manipulating a vehicle’s mileage.