U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU
) is doing its best to ignore the ongoing crisis at the border and the illegal aliens who are smuggling their children into the United States. They have appointed themselves the car police.
Automotive News July 18, 2014
Forty Land Rovers Seized By Homeland Security In Ongoing Investigation
Hide your kids, hide your wives and hide your Land Rovers, because the federal government is rounding up a handful due to questionable importation paperwork.
Jalopnik reports 40 Land Rover 90s, 110s and Defenders were rounded-up by the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday as evidence in a federal investigation over illegal importation of the iconic SUVs into the United States. Owners of the 40 dispute the agency’s claims, one owner stating his 110 was a 1983 model — citing the vehicle’s VIN — despite police claiming it to be 2000 model.
While this may be a customs violation, one would think that ICE SVU would have other "priorities" during a national crisis and leave such work to the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Transportation, the government bodies that regulate automobiles in the United States.