Sharing positive results that NaVCIS have achieved both independently and whilst working with partner agencies. Here are the success stories from January.

Stolen Mercedes seized in Caribbean
Estimated value: £27,000

The French police attache based in London helped to locate and seize this stolen Mercedes Benz which was on finance. It was tracked to the island of Martinique in early January

Albanian Police attache assists in locating finance fraud car 
Estimated value: £43,800

This Mercedes Benz GLE 300 was tracked and located following direct involvement from the Albanian police attache in London.

The stolen finance vehicle was found in Mamurras, Albania.


Cloned vehicle identified by NaVCIS in Southampton
Estimated value: £22,000

Hampshire police received a call from a Mitsubishi Outlander owner in London stating he had received a parking ticket in Southampton despite never being there.

Investigations revealed that two vehicles were active with the same registration, one in London and one in Southampton.

The NaVCIS Ports Officer examined the Mitsubishi in Southampton and confirmed it to be a clone. The purchaser had bought it, in good faith, from someone who advertised it on Facebook. The vehicle was recovered, unfortunately leaving the buyer out of pocket.

The true identity of the cloned vehicle was that of a vehicle stolen in London in May 2022.

Rural team locate stolen tractor
Estimated value: £65,000

On the 24th January, NaVCIS rural officers in conjunction with Thames Valley Police located this stolen New Holland tractor.

It was stolen from Leicestershire on the 13th January and found 11 days later in Oxfordshire.


Two day operation leads to two arrests
Estimated value: £TBC

NaVCIS conducted a two day operation with Thames Valley Police and Northamtonshire Rural Crime Teams following a spate of trailer thefts in the area.

Over 50 trailers and items of plant machinery were checked across the two days, with several vehicle seizures and two arrests made. One for class A drugs offences and one for burglary. This van was stolen from the Metropolitan Police area.

The van is a 2019 model and was on fake registration plates having been stolen from the Metropoliton police area. Its value is £15,000 and it was identified by NaVCIS vehicle examiners at the site.