EOCO Busts Car Stealing Syndicate, 37 Vehicles Retrieved, 10 Arrests made

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The economic and organized crime office (EOCO) has, in collaboration with the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) and royal Canadian mounted police (rcmp), carried out an intelligence led operation for the retrieval of various specifications of luxury vehicles suspected to have been stolen from the united states of America (USA) and Canada.

On Friday December 9 2022, thirty-seven (37) of such vehicles were retrieved from some garages in Accra during which ten (10) persons were arrested.

The suspects have since been questioned and granted enquiry bail.

Meanwhile, prospective vehicle buyers are hereby advised to conduct due diligence prior to the purchase of vehicles.

The investigation is ongoing and there will be updates on further developments.

The economic and organized crime office (EOCO) is a specialized agency established by EOCO act 2010 (act 804) to monitor and investigate economic and organized crime and on the authority of the attorney general prosecute these offences to recover the proceeds of crime.

As part of the functions of the office, it co-operates with relevant foreign or international agencies in furtherance of its objectives.

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