Stolen Range Rovers found concealed as household goods

Caught red handed

Stolen Range Rover car disguised as a household item (Twitter)

Three stolen Range Rover vehicles disguised as household goods were on Thursday impounded by the Kenya Revenue Authority at the Mombasa port.

The DCI confirmed that the three cars which are: Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Vogue and Land Rover Discovery, had been stolen from Interpol’s motor vehicles data base in the United Kingdom and were being transported to Uganda.

KRA Commissioner of Customs and Border Control Kevin Safari affirmed that the three vehicles had been nabbed during a custom clearance process.

Safari explained that one of the containers was labelled as assorted household goods, a Vauxhall Insignia Elite and a Nissan Juke while the second one was marked Toyota YARIS VVT-1 and household goods.

Police revealed that the stolen vehicles were discovered after they were tipped off by the National Vehicles Crime Intelligence Service.

Detectives noted that investigations to identify the people involved in the incident had already begun.

Stolen cars from the United Kingdom disguised as baby toys

In March 2016, KRA had intercepted a cargo with three top cars disguised as baby toys at the port.

The then KRA Commissioner, Customs & Border Control, Julius Musyoka, had pointed out that the three luxury cars were worth Sh28 million.

“The vehicles were concealed in a cargo container, loaded with baby walkers and used mattresses, earlier shipped from the United Kingdom,” remarked Musyoka.

Musyoka further highlighted that the government would have lost Sh8.5 million if the container containing the cars had not been identified.

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