Wednesday, July 22, 2009
DUBAI STOLEN CAR RACKET RUN BY PAKISTANI CAR DEALERS LIKE KARIM.
DUBAI USED CAR RACKET RUN BY PAKISTANI BUSINESSMEN, DUBAI (STOLEN) USED CAR MARKET KARIM, MASTER USED CAR SELLER.
One of the key players amidst this conspiracy is the middle man responsible for bringing thousands of Japanese cars into Britain - a car dealer from Dubai called Karim.
Karim has several contacts in the UK, one of whom is Neel Chudasama. Watchdog tracked down Mr Chudasama to his mansion in the heart of Bedfordshire and sent in an undercover team, posing as car buyers, to find out a little bit more about his line of work.
Not only did he admit to bringing in stolen cars but he bragged about how he could falsify their identities to make them appear new. But Mr Chudasama is one of many people involved in the importation of stolen cars.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has warned importers against shipping cars from European countries into the country without counter-checking their documents with Interpol. A KRA Senior Deputy Commissioner in charge of Investigations and Enforcement, Joseph Nduati, said many top of the range cars shipped to Kenya through Dubai were suspected to be stolen.
The Standard also obtained a copy of Dubai Police Certificates, which have been used to clear some of the imported cars. The certificates read in part: "There is no Police objection for the vehicle as it conforms to all the laws."Nduati said it is believed the syndicate involves businessmen of Pakistan origin operating in Dubai."If you want to buy particular cars in Dubai, the traders ask you where you want to take them.
If it is Kenya, they say that is a good market," he said.Nduati said Kenya, unlike other countries, has been a destination for stolen cars. He advised buyers to confirm all import documents are in order before they pay for imported vehicles.