Thai DSI seizes 26 luxurious automobiles earlier stolen in Britain

The impounded luxurious automobiles embrace Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini automobiles whereas the authorized motion responded to the “Operation Titanium” by the Nationwide Automobile Crime Intelligence Service and the Metropolitan Police of London.

The Division of Particular Investigation (DSI) retrieved 26 out of 35 luxurious automobiles that have been reported to be stolen in Britain and blamed the crime on a gaggle of automotive importers and sellers.

The impounded luxurious automobiles embrace Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini automobiles. The authorized motion responded to the “Operation Titanium” by the Nationwide Automobile Crime Intelligence Service and the Metropolitan Police of London.

Investigators discovered {that a} group of Thai homeowners of luxurious automotive showrooms and a gaggle of foreigners in Britain made up automotive rental contracts and export paperwork to ship 35 luxurious automobiles of 13 manufacturers stolen in Britain by air from Heathrow airport to Singapore after which by sea to Thailand. The DSI already seized 26 luxurious automobiles within the case.

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin stated that in 2017 Britain requested the DSI to seek out the stolen automobiles and the occupants of 26 automobiles agreed to return the autos. The occupants of the 9 different automobiles who had not returned them may very well be prosecuted for reception of stolen objects, he stated.

The 35 stolen automobiles have been estimated in Britain at 2.3 million kilos or about 100 million baht. In Thailand their value soared by thrice to about 300 million baht, Mr Somsak stated.

DSI director-general Trairit Temahiwong stated the occupants purchased the automobiles with out understanding that that they had been stolen and the DSI handled them as witnesses. The DSI was coordinating the return of the automobiles to Britain, he stated. (TNA)


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