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Customs prepares return of stolen cars in Chile

La Paz, May 14, 2023.- Following the discovery of two vehicles in national territory that were reported stolen in Chile, the national customs prepares to return them to their “legitimate owners”, Karina Cerrudo, executive president of that unit, reported this Sunday.

In an interview with Bolivian TV he said, “After learning about the complaint of theft lodged in Chile, Customs proceeded to prepare a proposal to revoke the nationalization of both vehicles and return them to their owners.” Are.”

He explained that an agreement with Chile is expected to address the issue of vehicles stolen in the neighboring country and which are introduced on national soil with cloned plates or illegally interned.

“We are going to hold meetings with our Chilean counterparts, so that this type of inconvenience does not happen again, and generate an ‘interoperability’ relationship to have up-to-date information when making any donations,” Cerrudo said. .

National Customs ordered the intervention of 10 of its administrations and an audit of vehicle disposal procedures in the Customs Internal Trajectory.

“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 the presidency”, he pointed out.

Serrudo explained that customs is based on Law 615, which deals with the disposal of goods seized from smuggling, and that there are three options: donate it through the Ministry of the Presidency, destroy it or put it up for public auction. Move in

In the case of vehicles, Article 4 of the regulation indicates that a back-certification by Diprov will be carried out to verify that the motor vehicle has not been reported stolen.

“For a vehicle to be held by Customs, it needs a pre-deprov certification,” he said.


In the two and a half years of President Luis Arce’s government, the National Customs 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 undocumented vehicles. These vehicles have saved for the country more than 41 million liters of gasoline for BS 138,” Cerrudo pointed out.

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