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EOCO chase 100 stolen luxury cars …as FBI storms Ghana, grab 10

Some 100 ultra-modern luxury vehicles of various specifications recently shipped to Ghana are being trailed after security intelligence reports showed they were stolen from various locations in Canada and the United States of America.

Ghana’s Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have embarked on a joint operation that has led to the retrieval of thirty seven (37) of the suspected stolen luxury cars as at last Friday December 9.

The number could have gone up over the weekend.

The cars were retrieved in and around Accra from places where the affluent live and the wealthy play including but not limited to the Fiesta Royale Hotel, the Movenpick Hotel, Dzorwulu Dimples Junction Area, East Legon, North Kaneshi and the Dzorwulu Roundabout area .

During the repossession operation, 10 persons were arrested to help in investigations.

The suspects, after their arrest, were granted self-enquiry bail and asked to stick to a time table for reporting to the Police to assist in investigations.

The remaining 63 suspected stolen vehicles are being tracked in the joint security operations.

The suspected stolen cars being tracked for retrieval includes a BMW X7 2019 model, a Jeep Wrangler 2021 model, a Range Rover EV 2022 model, a Mercedes Benz S-Class 2022 model, a 2022 Honda CR-V, a Honda Odayssey 2022 model, an Audi SS 2021 model, a Mercedes G-Wagon 2017 model, a Mercedes GLE 2022 model and other modern specifications.

EOCO, in a statement issued on Tuesday December 13 and signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Faustina Lartey, said “prospective vehicle buyers are hereby advised to conduct due diligence prior to the purchase of vehicles.”
Barely a year ago, in October 2021, the US Customs and Border Protection in New York and New Jersey intercepted stolen cars estimated to cost about $500,000 and $600,000 just when they were being processed to be shipped to Ghana and other African countries.
EOCO has said it would put out more updates as and when there is a further development on the car trail and repossession.

EOCO was established by the Economic and Organised Crime Office Act , 2010 (Act 804) as a specialised agency to monitor and investigate economic and organised crime and on the authority of the Attorney-General prosecute these offences to recover the proceeds of crime and provide for related matters.

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