Monday, 08 November 2021 09:13

Stolen Cars Located in Shipping Containers

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious


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Car theft has been a growing problem in the U.S. Many who have been victimized have wondered why their car just seemingly disappears.

A new report from CNBC highlights one possibility: many stolen cars are shipped out of the country. The Port of New York and New Jersey are popular destinations for these hot rides, which are loaded into shipping containers and transported by boat to other countries where they’re sold for good money.


This can be enraging to realize, but we’ve seen this many times before. In the CNBC report, they feature several stolen cars which have been seized by police before they were loaded onto ships. These vehicles were swiped across the U.S. and were all brought to the same place to be smuggled out of the country.


Many of these cars are loaded into shipping containers which are hauled by a semi-truck or train to the port. Before the thieves do that, they often let the vehicle sit for a few days in a parking lot, just to make sure the owners or police don’t have a hidden tracking device, so their stash of other stolen cars isn’t discovered.


The cars seized and displayed for CNBC were going to be shipped off to Ghana in West Africa. We’ve seen other stolen vehicles shipped to...

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