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[Robert Hunt – Public Affairs Program Manager – CBP Destroys Land Rover]
[Robert Hunt:] Source: LYBIO.net
You know scrap metal? 30 bucks, maybe it’s worth about $30 now. One of CBP’s top priorities is to ensure the safety of imported products in the United States and the Land Rover Defender that you see upon top of that pile did not meet safety rules of United States roads.
There is no place for the battery up here.
Those type of vehicles that are older than 25 years, they exempt a lot of the highway transportation safety rules, so that they can legally be imported and what the importer did on that one is he manipulated that Defender to look like it’s older than 25 years so that he could legally import it. He did not get away with it. Not for American roads.
Our targeters in DC, working with our partners in department of transportation and the EPA targeted this Land Rover Defender for inspection by our officers at the port of Baltimore.
Officer 2: You can tell that they did the – you know furbished the door hinges.
They did the checks of the VIN and other checks that they do of the vehicle and determined that that truck is not 25 years old and has been illegally manipulated. They can get upwards of $100,000 for these vehicles and somebody is thinking that they’re buying a 1975 Defender when really they’re buying a 2005 defender that’s been illegally altered.
We can’t offer it for resale, and we can’t offer it to be re-exported and we have to ultimately destroy it.
Well this definitely shows the hard work of our CBP officers in collaboration with our other Federal partners; we kept an unsafe vehicle off of American roads than can save lives.
This is a victory for the CBP officers working at the port of Baltimore along with our import specialist. We all work together and what’s up on top of that pile is our trophy.
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