Police crack down on cars made into trucks

Chen Huizhi
Shanghai traffic police seize cars and detain suspects during their campaign against the illegal modification of passenger vehicles to become trucks for the transport of goods.
Chen Huizhi
Police crack down on cars made into trucks
Ti Gong

Police discover 10 passenger vehicles that had been turned into trucks in a recent crackdown.

Shanghai traffic police are cracking down on passenger vehicles being illegally turned into trucks.

During their campaign, they found that a car registered by the Yongxian logistics company had been modified, with a freezer installed and goods being transported.

Then the police found that 10 cars registered under the company had been similarly modified.

The cars were seized and the drivers and the person in charge of a warehouse from where goods were being delivered were summoned for further investigation.

Eight of the 10 cars were found to have been sold to individuals between 2015 and 2018, but the plates remained registered under the company name.

Police said eight individuals each profited by over 200,000 yuan (US$29,800) on average in 2019 with the modified cars.

All the suspects have been detained.

In an action in Minhang District on Friday morning, police punished 36 drivers found transporting goods using passenger cars and 15 others who were driving illegally modified passenger cars.

Police crack down on cars made into trucks
Ti Gong

Police officers find a passenger vehicle stuffed with goods in an action on Friday morning.

Police crack down on cars made into trucks
Ti Gong

A vehicle said to have been illegally modified is taken off the road by police.

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