Four Land Rovers have been discovered in a shipping container after police were alerted by an owner of one of the stolen cars which had a tracking device inside.
By using homing signal technology, police were able to track the stolen vehicle and halt it before it was exported from the UK, according to the Stoke Sentinel.
The Land Rovers are worth around US$370,000 in total, and the container was stopped at Tilbury Port, Essex, UK.
Adrian Davenport, Police Liaison Manager for Tracker, the company who provide homing signal technology, said: “The Port of Tilbury, like other major UK ports, has always been a hotspot that criminals use to get stolen vehicles out of the country in a short period of time.
“However, according to police, criminal gangs are now also using less familiar ports, such as Grangemouth in Scotland, Immingham or Killingholme in East Yorkshire to ship high-value vehicles out of the country.
“Thanks to our close working relationship with the police, combined with Tracker’s unique technology, we can help them locate a stolen vehicle even if it is underground, in a garage or [inside] a shipping container.
“In addition, we have just supplied additional police tracking equipment at strategic ports around the UK, so if a customer’s brand new Range Rover Sport ends up dockside there is an even greater chance we will pick it up before it leaves the country.”
(Source: Fleet News)