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Dec 18 2012

Operation Cubo Siezes Car in South Harrow

police_bmw_150x150The Met have been busy again today, running more of their Cubo operations across the capital in what is the 14th day of action since the operation began just over a year ago. The London-wide operation has more than 1250 officers taking part in a co-ordinated series of operations targeting those drivers who are more likely to be involved in criminal activity, five times more likely to be involved in collisions and less likely to have vehicles in a road worthy condition.

Since the Commissioner launched Operation Cubo in October 2011 as part of his commitment to target criminals and disrupt their activities, the total number of vehicles seized has risen to more than 44,000 – the most the Met has ever seized in one year – and more than 1,000 people have been arrested under Cubo for offences including rape, possession of illegal firearms, money laundering and drugs.

Firearms, other weapons and large quantities of cash and drugs have also been recovered.

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The enormous haul of uninsured vehicles seized from drivers cuts across the spectrum from Fords to Ferraris. Luxury vehicles seized over the past year have also included Bentleys, Aston Martins, Porches, Rolls Royce’s and a Lamborghini.

In excess of £1million has been raised to date through the scrap and auction of thousands of vehicles seized under Operation Cubo, with money raised over and above the total costs of operational activity going directly back into frontline policing. This includes the funding of a new intelligence team made up of police officers dedicated to furthering the work of Operation Cubo and additional technology such as cutting edge ID scanners used at pounds to detect fraudulent documents.

 

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