Wanted Interpol 2018-2019 BMW X5 was detained by Grodno customs officers
As a result of operational measures, Grodno customs officers detained a BMW X5 car, which is wanted by Interpol.
This car came to the attention of customs officers at Kotlovka checkpoint located on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border: a citizen of the Russian Federation followed into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
The customs officers had reasonable assumptions regarding the VIN switching. The BMW X5 was sent for examination.
According to the conclusion of an expert of the Oshmyany inter-district department of the State Forensic Examination Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the VIN number of the car was switched. The relief of the original identification number, which is listed in the Interpol database, was destroyed, and a secondary number of a car already registered on the territory of the EAEU was put in its place.
The preliminary estimated cost of the 2018-2019 BMW X5 is 162 thousand Belarusian rubles.
Grodno regional customs initiated the administrative process regarding the fact in accordance with Part 2 of Article 14.1 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Belarus. The car was seized, further verification activities are being conducted.
Since the beginning of this year, Grodno regional customs has already suppressed 6 cases of import of expensive cars with switched VIN numbers that are in the Interpol information base.