Camden gang leader jailed for £1.5million car ringing scam

Shiraz Khan was jailed for eight years

Shiraz Khan was jailed for eight years - Credit: Archant

A Camden man who led a gang which stole high-end cars across London and them made them appear legitimate has been jailed.

Shiraz Khan co-ordinated the thefts even after being locked up for another matter, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Stolen cars were exported, and gang members then made fraudulent applications for their logbooks, making them seem legitimate.

Khan, of Arlington Road, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal/disguise/convert/remove criminal property and was sentenced to eight years.

The 33-year-old was one of 11 men convicted for stealing more than 40 vehicles with a combined value of £1.5m.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Peter Ellis, said: “These individuals were well organised and employed sophisticated methods, both to steal the vehicles and to change their identities.

“They were ultimately responsible for the theft of a substantial number of high value vehicles, worth millions of pounds.

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“They have been brought to justice as a result of a joint working approach between the DVLA and the Organised Vehicle Crime Unit.”

Proceedings to confiscate the money made by the scam are underway.