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Police In Canada Recover 598 Stolen Vehicles From Shipping Containers Heading To Africa And Middle East

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Police in Canada recover 598 stolen vehicles worth $34.5 million from shipping containers heading to Africa and Middle East.

75 per cent (483) of vehicles recovered were stolen in Ontario while the remaining 115 were stolen from Québec.

Recovered vehicles have been connected to various types of vehicle crimes, including carjackings and home invasions.

The vehicles were destined to be exported to overseas markets in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America.





Since Dec. 2023, OPP-led Provincial Auto Theft and Towing Team and CBSA have inspected 390 containers as part of its Project Vector.

Police In Canada Recover 598 Stolen Vehicles From Shipping Containers Heading To Africa And Middle East - autojosh

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has recovered 598 stolen vehicles in shipping containers before they were illegally exported to overseas, according to a statement by OPP.

Approximately 75 per cent (483) of the stolen vehicles recovered from sea containers in Montréal were identified as stolen in Ontario while the remaining 115 were stolen from Québec.

Police says that the recovered vehicles, reportedly worth approximately $34.5 million, have been connected to various types of vehicle crimes, including carjackings and home invasions.

Since December 2023, the Ontario Provincial Police-led Provincial Auto Theft and Towing (PATT) Team and CBSA have inspected 390 shipping containers as part of its Project Vector.

Police In Canada Recover 598 Stolen Vehicles From Shipping Containers Heading To Africa And Middle East - autojosh





Investigations into these stolen vehicles remain ongoing. But the Police said that the recovered vehicles were destined to be exported to overseas markets in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

“Project Vector has disrupted the criminal networks that take advantage of the Canadian export market to sell stolen vehicles,” said Deputy Commissioner, Marty Kearns, OPP.

“These vehicles were destined to be exported overseas, to markets in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

“PATT will continue to assist police and justice partners in identifying, disrupting and dismantling organized crime networks involved in vehicle crimes.”





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