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Watch: Luxury Cars Seized From Criminal Gang Turn into Police Vehicles

In compliance with a court order, the cars were turned over to the Istanbul police. Among the cars that have been modified for police usage are a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Volvo that have been painted blue and white and labeled "traffic police." The new police vehicles are thought to be worth over $5 million on the open market.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Jan 6, 2024 10:50 IST
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Luxury Cars Seized From Criminal Gang Turn into Police Vehicles
Luxury Cars Seized From Criminal Gang Turn into Police Vehicles

The resources that the Turkish police have taken from criminal organizations are being used to their fullest potential. The interior ministry of the nation reports that 23 opulent cars that Istanbul police had seized had been transformed into traffic police vehicles to uphold law and order.

In compliance with a court order, the cars were turned over to the Istanbul police. Among the cars that have been modified for police usage are a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Volvo that have been painted blue and white and labeled “traffic police.” The new police vehicles are thought to be worth over $5 million on the open market.

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Drug Trafficker Hakan Ayik Arrested

The Daily Telegraph claims that one of the suspected largest drug traffickers in the world, Hakan Ayik, an ex-Sydney biker, is the owner of the exotic cars that were seized. He was detained in Istanbul last month together with 36 other assistants. 

Following the arrest, Turkey’s interior minister, Ali Yerlikaya, declared on X that “we will not forgive organized criminal organizations…we will dismantle organized criminal organizations of any size and bring them to justice.”

The estimated value of Ayik’s wealth is $1 billion. According to rumors, he was paying dishonest government and military officials over $1 million a month in protection money. He had been operating his business fairly openly.

Public’s reaction to the viral video

One user wrote sarcastically “When a Mafia gets robbed by a bigger mafia”, another user said “Imagine the man who has this idea convincing his superior officers for this to happen”, the third one said “Damn please appoint me as Turkish Minister of Justice, I will put those cars into real Tokyo Drift”.

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First published on: Jan 06, 2024 10:38 AM IST

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