An international motor vehicles cartels ring has been cracked down in a mission that has seen 4 out of 21 stolen vehicles shipped back to the United Kingdom from Kenya on 01/11/2019.
British High Commissioner First Secretary to Kenya Mr. Waqar Qureshi Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director Dr Daniel Manduku, accompanied by Ag. Commissioner Intelligence and Strategic Operations (ISO) Dr Terra Saidimu and the Regional Coordinator Mr Nicholas Kinoti both from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) today witnessed the re-shipping.
Between March and September 2019, KRA, Kenya Ports and the DCI Kenya collaborated to intercept 21 high-value vehicles stolen from the UK and shipped to the port of Mombasa.
Today, 4 of the 21 vehicles have been shipped back to the UK. Ag. Commissioner, Intelligence & Strategic Operations Dr. Terra Saidimu, KPA MD @MandukuKPA & British High Commission first secretary to Kenya Mr. Waqar Qureshi witnessed the loading of the Vehicles to MV Levina. pic.twitter.com/WemofFgKEG
— Kenya Revenue Authority (@KRACorporate) November 1, 2019
The four vehicles are:
Black Range Rover Vogue Autobiography, stolen on 10/01/2019 in Berkshire, UK. This was seized at Mombasa Port on 12th April inside container No BMOU2203652.
Black Range Rover Sport, stolen on 11/11/2018 in London, UK. This was seized at Mombasa Port on 12th April 2019 inside container No.MSCU6941751.
White Mercedes Benz GLE 250D AMG, stolen on 01/02/2019 inBerkshire,UK. This was seized at Mombasa Port on 24th April 2019 inside container No. MEDU 3977530.
Black Range Rover Sport Autobiography, stolen 07/02/2019 in Oxfordshire, UK seized at Mombasa Port on 2th April 2019 inside container No. AMFU3166452.
These vehicles will be received in the UK by police Authorities, specifically the National Crime Intelligence Service(NaVCIS). UK police will undertake further Law Enforcement measures and eventually re-unite the vehicles with their rightful owners.
The seized vehicles had been shipped at Ports in the UK and Belgium according to manifest information, all 21 vehicles were intended to transit through Kenya and arrive at other destination in East Africa.
The recent seizures made by the DCI led KRA to believe that such high-value stolen vehicles occasionally enter the Kenyan market illegally.