Vehicle crime increasingly linked to other criminal activities

CANCUN, Mexico – In recent years, law enforcement agencies have seen a rapid evolution in the global vehicle crime landscape, as well as an increased convergence with other areas of organized crime.

Stolen vehicles are frequently trafficked in order to finance and carry out activities, ranging from drug trafficking, arms dealing, people smuggling and international terrorism.

With this in mind, some 130 international experts from 30 countries around the world have gathered in Mexico to discuss the latest vehicle crime investigation patterns, new technologies available to law enforcement, cooperation challenges in vehicle supply chain security and how to enhance cooperation between INTERPOL member countries.