Customs Seizes Luxury Cars With Fake Papers

4Rapid deployment units of the service towards curbing tax invasion by some individuals. He stated that the electronic surveillance systems at all major points had helped to track the movement of transit goods and vehicles thereby preventing diversion,” adding that the device is such that it can track any deviation from the proposed route.

Mr. Mensah explained that some of the luxury cars were stolen from overseas, while those issued with Temporary Vehicle Importation documents changed the original numbers with fake documents and later sold them to unsuspecting people, adding “most of these impounded vehicles were purchased locally with forged documents by unsuspecting buyers.”

He therefore advised the public to first show documents of vehicles they want to purchase to Customs for verification before undertaking the transaction.

According to Mr. Mensah any one arrested with such vehicles would pay a penalty of 300 per cent in addition to the original tax that was supposed to be paid.

“The rampant nature in which the public is being defrauded must be stopped,” he added.

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