The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retrieved 37 imported luxury vehicles suspected of being stolen from the United States and Canada.
The various specifications of luxury vehicles were retrieved from some garages in Accra last Friday, according to an EOCO statement issued on December 13.
Ten suspects were apprehended during the investigation and have since been granted Police enquiry bail.
Before purchasing a vehicle, prospective buyers should conduct due diligence, according to EOCO.
“The investigation is ongoing, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available,” EOCO said.
Meanwhile, used vehicle importers have accused EOCO and National Security of illegally raiding their garages and seizing their vehicles.
The importers, known as the Vehicle and Assets Dealers Union, claim that the vehicles seized by EOCO were legally acquired vehicles belonging to their members.
They have since given the government a three-day deadline to return the cars.
“…we gave the government three days. “If we don’t hear from the government, you’ll hear from us,” Union Administrative Secretary Saeed Rahman lamented.