(Montreal) An operation led by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with the collaboration of Montreal police led to the seizure last week of 17 vehicles stolen from the Port of Montreal, the value of which would amount to approximately 800,000 $.

In a press release published Wednesday, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) explains that the seizure carried out a week earlier made it possible to find luxury sport utility vehicles (SUVs), for the most part, which would have probably been intended to be sold abroad.

A police investigation has been set in motion to identify those responsible for these thefts.

The SPVM reports that in 2022, its police officers and their partners seized 1,031 stolen vehicles at the Port of Montreal, nearly 45% of which came from other Canadian provinces.