BMWs, Range Rovers and hundreds of bikes stolen from suburban driveways have been found in containers bound for Kenya and Cyprus.

Hundreds of vehicle parts – some of which appear to belong to 12 BMWs reported as stolen from east London – were found in containers at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Five Land Rover Range Rovers were also discovered in storage units destined for Kenya after they were believed stolen from Surrey, South Woodford and Islington,

The cars and vehicle parts, including engines, would have been further exported to other countries to be sold, according to officers from Operation Endeavour.

No arrests have been made in relation to the containers which were examined as part of an operation with ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (AVCIS) and inquiries are ongoing.

But officers have arrested 84 people, including 16 on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, as part of a nationwide clampdown on stealing keyless vehicles using a device which bypasses the electronics.

 They seized 222 vehicles yesterday across the country as part of Operation Endeavour for offences including possession of offensive weapons, burglary, money laundering and driving while disqualified

Source Daily Mail

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