Detectives tracing a Lexus stolen from London ended up locating it in East Africa – alongside a fleet of British cars worth more than Ksh160 million.

They were able to track the Ksh1.8Million SUV to Uganda because it was fitted with a state-of-the-art device that activated when it was taken from west London.

As a result the National Crime Agency was able to use a smartphone app to trace the journey of the stolen car 6,000 miles to Ugandan capital Kampala, after it had traveled through France, Oman and Kenya.

Tracking data from a car which was stolen in London and traced to a car yard in Uganda. See SWNS story SWSTOLEN; Detectives tracing a Lexus stolen from London ended up locating it in UGANDA alongside a fleet of cars worth more than £1 million. The luxury SUV, worth around £45,000, was stolen from West London but fitted with state-of-the-art tracking technology. As a result the National Crime Agency managed to trace the journey of the stolen car 6,000 miles away in Kampala, Uganda. When they discovered the car, they were stunned to find it was one of 28 posh 4x4s which had been stolen from the UK by the car-smuggling gang.

-Metro Uk