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[Video] Un réseau de vols de véhicules démantelé: Des Sénégalais écroués aux Etats Unis

Une affaire rocambolesque qui fait la « Une » des journaux américains et qui, à coup sûr, jouera les prolongations au Sénégal. Un réseau bien huilé de vols de véhicules, dont les exécutants sont basés dans le Bronx, a été démantelé hier matin par la police américaine. Au total, 17 personnes ont été arrêtées dont…trois Sénégalais, en plus du cerveau qui se trouve être un compatriote : Babacar Lô. L’enquête, menée depuis un an dans la plus grande discrétion, a révélé que le groupe avait réussi à voler plus de 500 voitures et les a vendues à New York, New Jersey, en Géorgie et au Texas. Certains véhicules ont été cachés dans des conteneurs d’expédition, en route vers le… Sénégal pour y être vendus.

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[Video] Un réseau de vols de véhicules démantelé: Des Sénégalais écroués aux Etats Unis
Réseau (bis) Des 99 véhicules récupérés lors de l’enquête, 67 ont été volés dans la ville de New York. Le chef présumé du groupe, Babacar Lô, 32 ans, recevait les « commandes » de certaines voitures, avant de les voler. Reynaldo Colon, 28 ans, et Danny Duran, 29 ans, ayant travaillé chez les concessionnaires Toyota dans le New Jersey et au Connecticut, sont accusés de fournir des « clefs spéciales » au chef de bande. Tous les 17 hommes ont été accusés de crimes dans le Bronx County, y compris la corruption d’entreprise, la possession de biens volés, la contrefaçon, vol qualifié et complot. L’accusation de corruption entreprise à elle seule est passible d’une peine maximale de 25 ans de prison. lasquotidien.info

Authorities have slammed the brakes on a “steal-to-order” car theft ring that brazenly swiped SUVs from streets, garages and dealerships and shipped them overseas.
Thieves snatched Toyotas, Mercedes-Benzes, BMWs, Infinities and Range Rovers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to resell in Africa and the U.S., state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
“They had a sophisticated operation, but we had a sophisticated collaboration with the police force,” Cuomo told reporters.
The NYPD, state police and attorney general’s Organized Crime Task Force snared 17 exporters, “steal men,” brokers, a garage attendant and two Toyota dealership employees after a year-long investigation.
One suspect is still on the loose, but the rest were arraigned yesterday in Bronx Supreme Court on charges that include enterprise corruption, stolen property and forgery.
The ring is accused of swiping more than 450 vehicles in the past year in a scheme that could have been a sequel to “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
Orders were placed with the “steal crew” specifying make, model, year, color and even accessories.
The crew searched for a car that matched, then lifted it using a key taken from a Toyota dealership or a laptop to reprogram the cars and keys.
The hot wheels were then stashed for a few days at one of four parking garages in the Bronx to be sure they didn’t have tracking devices.
Eventually, the cars were given new vehicle identification numbers and ID tags and shipped via the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal in crates marked “household goods.”
Buyers in Senegal paid $25,000 or more for the cars. Others went to buyers in the tristate area as well as Georgia and Texas.
Investigators suspect the buyers were wealthy professionals who apparently preferred silver bodies and leather interiors.
Prosecutors identified the ringleader as Babacar (Bobby) Lo, who owns a body shop in the Bronx. He was ordered held without bail.
Lo’s wife, Yaye, denied he was involved with the ring.
“No, I don’t think so,” she said. “He would never do something like that.”
Workers at a garage on E.143rd St. also were baffled by the accusations against colleague Ali Abdou, 53, who had worked there for seven years.
“It’s a surprise,” said Bobby Arjuna. “This guy never do things like that. He just works the nights.”
Other recently busted car theft rings in New Jersey and California were shipping stolen cars to West Africa, China and the Dominican Republic.
With Katie Nelson dailynews.com / xalimasn.com

1.Posté par Baye le 03/07/2010 11:59 | Alerter
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Io penso che e tutto montato solo per sporcare la vita degli immigrati.Perche xalimasn escrive in italiano invece di escrivere in fracese.

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Early Morning Raids Results in Arrests as Part of “Operation Trans Atlantic”
Hundreds of Vehicles were Stolen for Sale Across the U.S. and Africa
Operation Often Satisfied Orders for Cars by Model, Year, Color, and Accessory Package
NEW YORK, NY (June 30, 2010) Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and New York State Police Superintendent John Melville, today announced the dismantling of a sophisticated, international, luxury-vehicle theft ring that allegedly stole hundreds of vehicles in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Today, a series of early morning raids conducted by Attorney General Cuomo’s Organized Crime Task Force, the New York City Police Department’s Organized Crime Control Bureau Auto Crime Division, and the New York State Police’s Auto Theft Unit capped an investigation dubbed “Operation Trans Atlantic.” The vehicle theft ring was comprised of 17 individuals including exporters, steal men, brokers, a garage attendant, and two Toyota dealership employees who supplied duplicate vehicle keys.

The investigation, which began with a tip, utilized wiretaps and other surveillance to gather evidence against the Bronx-based operation that allegedly stole vehicles from public streets, car dealerships, and parking garages in the tri-State area. They specialized in stealing Toyota automobiles, including RAV4s, Highlanders, Sequoias, and 4Runners, as well as other high end makes such as Mercedes, BMW, Infiniti, Range Rover, and Audi. Once in possession of the stolen vehicles, the defendants allegedly created fraudulent documentation for the vehicles, and either sold them in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Texas, or shipped them in containers to Senegal, disguising the containers’ contents by using manifests that falsely claimed that the containers held household goods.

“By coordinating our efforts and resources, state and local law enforcement have dismantled a highly organized and technologically savvy criminal enterprise that spanned from the tri-state area all the way to Africa,” said Attorney General Cuomo. “This alleged operation was breathtaking in its size, scope, and sophistication. From top to bottom it took a business-like approach to victimizing innocent New Yorkers.”

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said, “I want to commend the detectives from the NYPD's Auto Crime Division, the State Police and the Attorney General's Organized Crime Task Force for their efforts in shutting down this crew of international car thieves. As a result of successful investigations like this, we have been able to drive down auto crime in New York City by over 60% in the past decade. That translates into tens of thousands fewer car theft victims since 2002. But one car theft is one too many, especially for those New Yorkers whose cars ended up on the streets of Senegal.”

Acting New York State Police Superintendent John P. Melville said, “The outstanding cooperation, communication, and investigative prowess executed by the State Police Special Investigation / Auto Theft Unit, the New York State Attorney General’s Office Organized Crime Task Force, the New York City Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies was crucial to this successful outcome. The termination of a major vehicle theft operation and recovery of a significant number of stolen vehicles were indicative of the complexity and widespread influence of these vehicle traffickers. The diligence of these investigators is nothing less than exceptional police work.”

In total, 17 individuals - including a boss, a shipper/transporter, “key men”, vehicle thieves, and other members of the alleged illicit crew - were charged with felonies filed in Bronx County. Twelve of them were charged in a 48-count indictment with, among other crimes, Enterprise Corruption, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Forgery, Grand Larceny, and Conspiracy. Enterprise Corruption alone carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison. A number of other defendants were separately indicted for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Grand Larceny for their participation in this ring.

According to the indictment, orders would be placed with a member of the steal crew, specifying what was to be stolen by model, year, color, and accessory package. Members of the steal crew would then “fill the order” by locating the specified car on the street, in parking lots, and even in dealerships. The steal team entered targeted cars using a key obtained from a dealership or locksmith by another crew member. Once inside the targeted car, the steal man would use a portable computer to program the key to synch to the vehicle’s unique code, enabling him to cleanly steal the vehicle with little or no damage to it. If the stolen vehicle was to be sold within the United States, forged document specialists created paperwork, including VIN stickers and titles, for the vehicle. More frequently, the vehicles would be stored, or “laid up,” at a Bronx location until they were loaded, often three at a time, into a container to be transported to a port and shipped to Senegal. In order to facilitate the movement of the containers holding the stolen vehicles, the ring created false manifests disguising the containers’ true contents.

According to the indictment, Babacar Lo (a.k.a. “Bobby”) was the enterprise’s boss and primary exporter. He was responsible for selecting the cars to be stolen, directing the steal crews to carry out the thefts, and arranging for the stolen vehicles to be shipped abroad or to be resold in the United States.

Ibrahime Sall (a.k.a. “Raheem”) was Babacar Lo’s right hand, assisting Lo in all phases of the operation, and dealt primarily with coordinating the loading of the stolen vehicles into containers and getting them to New Jersey ports.

Nelson Reyes (a.k.a. “Gordo”) and Christian “Aneudy” Diaz headed up steal crews, which consisted of Edinkson Belliard-Mendoza (a.k.a. “Edison”), Willibeld Ventura (a.k.a. “Willi”), Juan Navarro, Maximo Gonzalez, Pedro Acosta-Capois (a.k.a. “Dominican Dave”), David Flores, Harold Salce, and William Padilla, who stole and transported the vehicles.

Danny Duran and Reynaldo Colon were “key men” who covertly obtained blank keys from the two Toyota dealerships where each was employed and from other manufacturers, which the steal men used to gain entry into the targeted cars.

Ali Abou and Bobby Arjune were employed at Bronx garages, and facilitated the storage, or “laying up,” of the stolen cars until it could be determined whether the cars had Lojack or any other tracking devices. Once the cars were determined to be without tracking devices, they were either sold or sent abroad.

Those charged in first indictment with Enterprise Corruption (class B felony) and other charges are:

Ali Abdou, 53, of the Bronx
Edinkson Belliard-Mendoza (Edison), 20, of the Bronx
Reinaldo Colon, 28, of Patterson, NJ
Christian Diaz-Arvelo, 25, of Woodhaven
Danny Duran, 29, of Queens Village
David Flores-Cuadros, 22, of Woodside
Maximo Gonzalez, 25, of the Bronx
Babacar Lo (Bobby), 32, of Senegal/Bronx
William Padilla (Flaco), 20, of the Bronx
Nelson Reyes (Gordo), 30, of the Bronx
Harold Salce (Manny), 19, of the Bronx
Ibrahime Sall (Raheem), 36, of Senegal/Bronx
Those charged in the second indictment with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (class D felony) are:

Pedro Acosta-Capois, 24, of Manhattan
Irvin Rosario (Pinky), 22, of the Bronx
Those charged in the third indictment with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the third degree (class D felony) are:

Maximo Gonzalez, 25, of the Bronx
Elhadje Kende, 32, of Manhattan
William Padilla, 20, of the Bronx
Harold Salce (Manny), 19, of the Bronx
Jose Victoriano-Metivier (J), 26, of the Bronx
Those charged in the fourth indictment with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the second degree (class C felony) are:

Edinkson Belliard-Mendoza (Edison), 20, of the Bronx
Babacar Lo (Bobby), 32, of Senegal/Bronx
Juan Navarro (Russo), 21, of the Bronx
Those charged in the fifth indictment with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the third degree (class D felony) are:

Christian Diaz-Arvelo, 25, of Woodhaven
Jose Edgar Marcono, 30, of South Richmond Hill
The charges are the result of a joint investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force, the New York City Police Department’s Organized Crime Control Bureau Auto Crime Division, and the New York State Police’s Auto Theft Unit, with the assistance of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Attorney General Cuomo thanked these agencies for their partnership in the investigation.

The investigation was conducted by New York State Police Acting Senior Investigator Philip Wolfburg and Investigator Marcelo Guevara and New York City Police Department Detectives Christopher Connolly and Joseph Wedge of the NYPD Auto Crime Division, under the supervision of Sergeant Steven Latalardo and Lieutenant Nicolai Trevigno and the overall supervision of Captain Joseph Kenney and Organized Crime Control Chief Anthony Izzo.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Dana A. Roth, under the supervision of Deputy Attorney General Peri Alyse Kadanoff.

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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