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Stolen Vehicles Task Force

Coordinator: Hungary

Established: 2002



14th Meeting of the Stolen Vehicles Task Force, 29 March 2017, Bucharest/Romania


13th Meeting of the Stolen Vehicles Task Force, 8 of November 2016, Bucharest/Romania


12th Meeting of Stolen Vehicles Task Force, 1 April 2015, Bucharest, Romania


11th Meeting of Stolen Vehicles Task Force, 27 March 2014, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


10th Meeting of the Stolen Vehicles Task Force, 10 April 2013, Bucharest, Romania


9th Meeting of the Stolen Vehicles Task Force, 27 March 2012, Bucharest, Romania


8th Meeting of the Stolen Vehicles Task Force, December, Bucharest, Romania

4 operational and international activities

Joint Investigations

2 joint investigations were supported by SECI Center under the umbrella of Stolen Vehicles Task Force.

Joint investigation BAGHDAD – law enforcement authorities from Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Turkey cooperated against an international organized crime group transporting leased and stolen vehicles


3 international meetings and activities

One week training was organized by FBI in Skopje, being attended by national specialists form SECI Center countries.

Regional Operations

Regional Operation CREDIT CAR – carried out in the SECI Center region

Joint Investigations

Joint investigation among Hungary, Romania and Italy on insurance and leasing car frauds


7th Task Force Meeting on Stolen Vehicles, October, Bucharest, Romania

Stolen Vehicles Task Force


Many of the stolen vehicles smuggled out of the European Union are transported on roads via South East European countries.

The SECI Center focus on the problem of stolen vehicles has been a priority since 2002, when a specialized Task Force was established. Since then, law enforcement authorities in Southeast Europe have targeted stolen cars trafficked along the national borders by joining regional interdiction operations.

A new approach against smuggling stolen vehicles in South East Europe was proposed by the SECI Center, by shifting from time-limited operations to a larger strategy that will allow for structural and legislative changes of the national systems. This new strategy has already started to be implemented in 2006, by supporting joint investigations between member countries on stolen vehicles, and by supporting the idea of a standard vehicle registration project.