Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Bolivian Customs prepares return of stolen cars to Chile

Following the discovery of two vehicles in Bolivian territory that had been reported stolen chile, National Customs (AN) prepares its return to its “rightful owners”, as reported by Karina Cerudo, executive president of the unit,

He also pointed out that an agreement with Chile is expected to resolve the issue of stolen vehicles in the country and that clone plates or those introduced illegally in Bolivia are offered.

Cerudo said in an interview with Bolivian TV, “After learning about the theft complaint filed in Chile, Customs has proceeded to prepare a proposal to cancel the nationalization of both vehicles.”

“We are going to hold meetings with our Chilean partners, so that this type of inconvenience does not happen again, and generate an interoperability relationship to have updated information when making any donations,” he added.

National Customs orders intervention and audit of vehicle disposal procedures in 10 of its administrations internal customs tarija,

“We have intervened in 10 customs offices to be able to recover and audit all the information. Also, to be able to verify if more people are responsible or if there is a lack of control in these deliveries. So, we have already taken all the measures and we are speeding up these processes, obviously, we are going to improve our rules regarding stolen cars and we are going to introduce the issue of verification, Even on the day we are delivering (the cars) to the Ministry of Presidency”, said the head of AN.

Furthermore, Cerudo notes that customs is based on le 615 To dispose of confiscated contraband goods, you have three options: donate it through the Ministry of the Presidency, destroy it, or take it to a public auction.

In the case of vehicles, Article 4 of the Regulation states that a prior certification shall be carried out by National Directorate for Prevention of Vehicle Theft (DiProv) To verify that the motorist does not have a theft report.

“For placing a vehicle with the Customs, it requires pre-deprov certification,” he said.


In the two and a half years of Bolivian President Luis Arce’s administration, the AN managed to confiscate 6,300 illegal vehicles and chutros in Bolivian territory. This amount is 1,300 more than the number of vehicles seized in the previous period.

“We are making a great effort to be able to catch and impound these unspecified vehicles. These vehicles have saved more than 41 million liters of petrol for US$19,965,612 for the country”, Cerrudo concluded.

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