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Another 14 vehicles stolen from Canada seized by Customs

32 forty-foot containers involved in the operation at Malta Freeport - 58 stolen vehicles recovered in total

In these last weeks of the year, 14 more vehicles, stolen from Canada and destined to Kuwait, were seized by Customs.

These 14 vehicles were found hidden inside eight 40-foot containers. Customs officials at the Freeport intercepted, through their scanning equipment, the following vehicles:

- nine Ford F150 trucks;

- two Lexus RX 35;

- one Lexus 1S30;

- one Dodge Dura; and

- one Jeep Wrangler.

To date, during several Customs operations, 32 containers with 58 stolen vehicles from Canada were seized by Customs. The Malta Police Force and the Canadian Authorities have been informed about the find and an investigation has been launched.

Malta Customs’ efforts has helped Canadian Police file charges against 9 persons suspected of being linked to violent car-jackings.