BMW Canada has been battling thieves and grey-market car smugglers who illegally export vehicles from Vancouver to China, sometimes without making a single payment on them. The trade focuses on luxury X5 and X7 SUVs. Photo montage: SCMP Graphic BMW Canada has been battling thieves and grey-market car smugglers who illegally export vehicles from Vancouver to China, sometimes without making a single payment on them. The trade focuses on luxury X5 and X7 SUVs. Photo montage: SCMP Graphic
BMW Canada has been battling thieves and grey-market car smugglers who illegally export vehicles from Vancouver to China, sometimes without making a single payment on them. The trade focuses on luxury X5 and X7 SUVs. Photo montage: SCMP Graphic
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BMW chases China car smugglers across Canada, their trail strewn with fake documents, bogus bank accounts

  • A series of court petitions reveal BMW’s battle against buyers whose cars are immediately sent to Vancouver for export, their leases and loans unpaid
  • In an interview, one Chinese buyer admits work permit and job listed on sports car contract were fake

Topic |   Canada
BMW Canada has been battling thieves and grey-market car smugglers who illegally export vehicles from Vancouver to China, sometimes without making a single payment on them. The trade focuses on luxury X5 and X7 SUVs. Photo montage: SCMP Graphic BMW Canada has been battling thieves and grey-market car smugglers who illegally export vehicles from Vancouver to China, sometimes without making a single payment on them. The trade focuses on luxury X5 and X7 SUVs. Photo montage: SCMP Graphic
BMW Canada has been battling thieves and grey-market car smugglers who illegally export vehicles from Vancouver to China, sometimes without making a single payment on them. The trade focuses on luxury X5 and X7 SUVs. Photo montage: SCMP Graphic
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