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Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
The State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan prevented transit of 20 luxury cars, which were stolen from the countries of the European Union, to Tajikistan. The cost of the cars is about US$1.5 million.
According to the press service of the committee, the customs officers of Uzbekistan seized such cars as BMW X6, BMW X5, BMW Sedan 525D, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic Hybrid, Lexus RX-450H, Honda, Range Rover Westminster, Range Rover Sport SESDV6, OPEL ASTRA FCC-1.6 and others. Total cost of cars exceeds 3.33 billion soums (about US$1.5 million).
All stolen cars were heading from Latvia and Lithuania to Tajikistan. The numbers of cars and forged documents were produced in Latvia and Lithuania and afterwards the cars were sent to Tajikistan via railway.
The goods and material valuables and financial resources were sent to Tajikistan, the committee underlined.
The customs bodies of Uzbekistan checked the cars via Interpol line and found out that the cars were stolen in the territory of the European Unions.
The legal proceedings in line with the legislation of Uzbekistan are underway on these cases, the State Customs Committee said.