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Old 4th June 2013, 10:38   #1
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Default Bangalore Cops seize Toyota FJ Cruiser with Abu Dhabi Plates

Read in news papers that the FJ cruiser from Abu Dhabi which was here on a visit in India was nabbed by the Police @ Bangalore.

Here is the link to the news :- http://dnasyndication.com/dna/dna_en...ise/DNBAN68341


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Thats a real heads up for people bringing in their vehicles from other countries for a vaccation here in India.
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Old 4th June 2013, 16:12   #2
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The owner of the Toyota, Hameed from Kasargod, was found without relevant documents. Nor had he paid road tax.
Could it be that the vehicle was brought in via the carnet route? Of course, it smells fishy as the owner doesn't seem to have any supporting documents. Just wondering who in his right mind would drive around an allegedly illegal import with foreign plates.

Who cleared the FJ Cruiser at the docks in the first place? The concerned customs officer should have already been summoned.

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I had spotted this vehicle last weekend here in Bangalore but thought it should be a diplomatic car hence the different number plate.

BTW GTO what is carnet route?
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I had spotted this vehicle last weekend here in Bangalore but thought it should be a diplomatic car hence the different number plate.

BTW GTO what is carnet route?
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Carnet is document which allows importing of certain goods to countries without paying customs duty.
For motor vehicles its called the Carnet de Passages.
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Carnet is the passport/visa for vehicles. Valid for a limited period.
The vehicle needs to leave before the carnet expires.
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GTO what is carnet route?
The Carnet system : Link to more information
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Its a common thing in Kasaragod. Recently I saw a Hummer with arabic num. plate driven on narrow roads of town.

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