A selection of prestige cars valued at US$1.9 million have been seized and recovered by authorities at a number of UK ports.
The vehicles had been stolen in the UK and were destined for the US, Burma and Malaysia.
The number of stolen vehicles totalled 44 and ranged from luxury models such as BMW, Range Rover, Audi and Porsche.
High-value commercial vehicles such as Scania trucks and a Komatsu excavator were also found among the stolen vehicles, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Eighteen of the cars had been stolen from members of the public from counties around the UK and Europe, while others belonged to finance companies with payments overdue.
The operation was carried out jointly by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), the UK Association of Chief Police Officers’ Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, and the UK Border Force.
Source: The Daily Telegraph
Tom Dowdall, deputy director of the border policing command at the NCA said: “[Our officers] are fully qualified vehicle examiners who use their skills and experience to develop intelligence, to locate stolen vehicles, assist in the disruption of organised crime, and reduce the opportunities for criminals to export their ill-gotten gains.”
The vehicles were seized at the ports of Hull, Immingham, Grangemouth, London Gateway, Felixstowe, Tilbury and Southampton.