URA hands over cars stolen from UK


Uganda Revenue Authority [URA] has Tuesday handed over 24 cars stolen from the UK to the British High Commissioner, Alison Blackburne.

The hand over took place at URA head offices in Nakawa, Kampala.

Speaking at the event, URA Commissioner General, Ms Doris Akol thanked her customs teams for the crackdown that led to the recovery of the cars.

She also thanked the UK government and Interpol for helping the authority to halt the thefts.

“From our valuation, this is about 84bn worth of stolen cars,” she said.

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She then handed over the keys to the cars to the British High Commissioner.

The cars will be shipped back by UK’s Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service.

The cars, mostly Audis, BMWs, a Lincoln and Range Rovers were recovered from various vehicle bonds in Kampala.

Representatives of UK National Crime Agency, National Vehicle Crime Agency, Interpol and APU Ltd and Customs also examined the fleet to ensure everything was in order.

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