Surprise Visit: European authorities raid Hyundai and Kia, diesel defeat devices suspected

Frankfurt, Germany — On June 29, European authorities raided multiple Hyundai and Kia buildings in Frankfurt and Luxembourg. This operation was coordinated by Eurojust under suspicion that the South Korean companies were equipping vehicles with illegal diesel defeat devices. This device analyzes different inputs such as steering and throttle to identify whether a vehicle is […]

Theft Ring Thwarted: Four car thieves arrested in Montreal

Montreal, Quebec – On May 31, four suspects in connection with a car theft ring were arrested by the Montreal police. According to the police, up to 46 SUVs were stolen between April and December 2021, several of which were found in containers at the Port of Montreal. Two suspects remain in police custody, facing […]

En Garde: Five arrested in Laval, Qué. Project Gardon auto theft network bust

Laval, Quebec – The Laval Police Department (SPL) has made five arrests in connection with a network of vehicle thieves, following an investigation dating back to May 2021. Project Gardon was an investigation by the SPL’s General Crimes Squad in response to a wave of coordinated thefts where vehicles were targeted and stolen from parking […]

Suburban Sting: Ontario auto theft investigation recovers 50 stolen vehicles, $80K in cash

Aurora, Ontario — A recent auto theft investigation conducted by the York Regional Police in Ontario led to multiple charges laid against individuals suspected of being involved in the theft of 50 stolen vehicles, valuing about $3 million. Police charged eight individuals following the execution of search warrants at two residential addresses and a commercial […]