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    Car stolen in London traced to Uganda

    The tealeaves must be a little pissed off having put all that work into it and not having checked for a GPS locator.

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    In April a 50,000 Luxury Lexus 4x4 was stolen from a house in west London. This may not sound like a wholly unusual incident, but in this case the car was fitted with a state of the art tracking system.

    The UKs National Crime Agency started tracking the journey of the car, following it as it was taken from London to Le Havre, in north France, before being shipped all the way to Oman in the middle-east. It was then shipped on to Kenya and finally transported in a container to Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

    Police worked with local Ugandan law officials and travelled to Kampala. When they arrived at the car's new location in Kempala they were stunned to find 26 other cars that had been stolen in the UK before being shipped to Uganda. The value of the vehicles tops 1 million.

    Uganda, a former British colony, is one of the few countries in the world where cars are driven on the left-hand side of the road, which makes the British car models more attractive. The country is also landlocked, which makes importing vehicles than much more expensive.

    The stolen cars found in Kampala are now in the process of being transported back to the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    a GPS locator.
    must have a sim card and a roaming agreement

    some reviews of units

    The Best GPS Trackers of 2015 | Top Ten Reviews

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    Did he get his car back.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio Hornblower View Post
    Did he get his car back.?
    "The stolen cars found in Kampala are now in the process of being transported back to the UK."

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    Typical African economics.

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    Black magic beacuse the lady.....

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    Saw a documentary on the shipping off stolen high end cars to African country's.
    the police man was in a helicopter over a capital city with a tracker device and he was registering hundreds of hits of stolen UK cars.
    A drop in the ocean.
    I sold a Jeep to an African last year which he shipped to Africa(legit).
    There's a big market for second hand motors in Africa especially big engined models that are expensive to run in the UK and can be bought relatively cheaply here compared to Africa.

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    industrious immigrants

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