CHECK: These luxury cars are stolen from the US or Canada and must be returned by May 3.
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) of Ghana has seized 95 luxury vehicles, which are currently in possession of dealers or owners.
EOCO has requested that those in possession of the stolen cars report to EOCO with all necessary documentation by May 3, 2023.
If the owners or dealers fail to comply, EOCO will confiscate the vehicles in accordance with the law.
The vehicles were frozen by EOCO’s Executive Director, COP Police Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, and confirmed by the High Court pursuant to the EOCO Act, 2010 (Act 804).
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The vehicles were part of about 400 others stolen from the United States and Canada and shipped to Ghana.
In December 2022, EOCO carried out an operation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), resulting in the retrieval of 37 vehicles from various garages in Accra and the arrest of 10 individuals.
In February 2023, EOCO secured a court order to seize additional vehicles suspected of being stolen and smuggled into Ghana.
The Nat Geo documentary sheds light on how stolen vehicles are shipped from the US to Ghana and how the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is altered to prevent security operatives from detecting the vehicles are stolen.