Police recover stolen vehicles sent to Dubai on shipping containers – best today news


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Four stolen vehicles worth about $200,000 that were sent to Dubai have been recovered thanks to the work of a Halton Regional Police task force.

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Halton’s Regional Auto Theft Task Force worked alongside the Canada Border Services Agency to recover the vehicles shipped overseas.

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The stolen vehicles were among those initially flagged as part of a 2023 investigation. The aforementioned agencies teamed with Peel Regional Police to intercept 24 vehicles valued at about $2.1 million, including a Rolls-Royce valued at about $500,000; however, authorities were unable to have two shipping containers carrying the four vehicles returned before reaching Dubai, Halton cops said.

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The two containers were eventually re-routed to Canada and in late January Halton cops took custody of the containers, carrying one Lexus SUV initially stolen from Halton, two Ford F-150s stolen from Peel Region and Toronto and a Range Rover also stolen from Peel Region.

An investigation into the thefts is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the police at 905-825-4777, Ext. 3407, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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