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Kenyan authorities have unearthed an international car smuggling syndicate targeting the East Africa region. Vehicles suspected to be stolen from the UK have been finding their way into Kenya, Uganda and the East Africa region. A multi-agency team involving KRA, National Security Agencies, Interpol, United Kingdom Authorities and other international partners have been working together in investigations to break the syndicate involving the smuggling of stolen high-end vehicles from Europe.

Kenyan authorities have unearthed an international car smuggling racket targeting the East Africa region, one in many that have been busted in recent times.

On May 9, 2019, Customs officers in Mombasa received intelligence to the effect that two 20-foot containers on board a ship sailing to the Port of Mombasa was suspected to be stolen motor vehicles from the United Kingdom.

The containers arrived at the Port of Mombasa on May 11, 2019 aboard MV. MSC Positano from Oman and had not been declared.

Authorities subjected the two containers to x-ray cargo scanning where the images revealed the presence of top of the range motor vehicles.

According to import documents, the Range Rover Sport cars, which were subject of an international motor vehicle crime and smuggling investigation, were on transit to Uganda.

“a multi-agency team led by Customs officials undertook a verification exercise on  May 28,  2019 confirming the …