A highly expensive luxury car “Bentley Mulsanne” stolen from London, was recovered in Karachi on Saturday after the Customs officials raided a house in the port city, reported.
According to reports, the Collectorate of Customs Enforcement (CCE), Karachi has unprecedently recovered a Bentley Mulsanne in DHA that was reportedly stolen from London, United Kingdom.
The CCE raided a house in DHA, Karachi on the information from a UK intelligence agency and successfully recovered the stollen Bentley. According to the information shared by the friendly country’s agency, it was a grey Bentley Mulsanne, V8 Automatic, VIN number SCBBA63Y7FC001375, engine number CKB304693, stolen from London. The information even contained the specific location of the car as parked in 15-B, South 10th Street, DHA, Karachi.
Before recovering the car, the CCE placed a strict surveillance around the location share by the agency. After confirming the fact and the accuracy, the Customs officials went on to do a physical search inside the house. They found a really long car covered in a light grey protective cloth parked in the car porch of the house. Removing the cover revealed a grey Bentley.
Different from the information received, the car was carrying a Pakistani registration number plate BRS-279 (2020 Sindh) on the back side. While on the front, there was a custom made white number plate reading the same number BRS-279. However, the chassis number of the vehicle was matched as provided in details of the stolen car.
The authorities have taken the custody of the stolen car and the owner who told that another person sold the the vehicle to him. During the initial inquiry, the owner, also told that the person took all the responsibilities to clear all the required documents from the concerned authorities in the country.
The department has also arrested the person, on the information from the owner. He was broker, he told the authorities and also introduced them to another person involved – the main culprit, who is still on the run.
The registration of such a luxurious and expensive car in Pakistan, requires prior permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as NOC from Pakistan Customs and a receipt of the payment of duty and taxes, the sources told the BR. “The Sindh Excise and Taxation department registered this stolen vehicle without completing all legal formalities, indicating the involvement of Sindh Excise officers in these illicit activities.”
Other reports suggested that the Customs officials have revealed the assessed value of the recovered Bentley as Rs. 58 million (or 5.8 crore), while the added duties and taxes count over Rs. 300 million (or 30 crore).
It’s not yet reported how and when the gorgeous Bentley Mulsanne will be sent back to where it was stolen. Maybe not until all the individuals involved in the matter are arrested and investigated thoroughly. The authorities have registered the case and have started further investigation believing that all the involved individuals or groups will be arrested sooner than later.