Man jailed for exporting cars illegally

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A LUTON man was sentenced to four years in prison for exporting cars which had been stolen from outside houses.

Hassan Nyangoni, 39, from Sylem Close, and 27 year old Clint Sentongo from Station Approach in Belmont pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court back in August and was sentenced to four years in prison respectively for conspiracy to transfer criminal property out of the UK.

His accomplice, 27 year old Clint Sentongo from Belmont also pleaded guilty and was jailed for four years and eight months.

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Crime Management department launched an investigation in 2010 into the workings of World Cargo International based in Princess Street, Luton. Nyangoni who worked at the company, collaborated with unemployed Sentongo to export vehicles stolen from outside properties, some of which were in Hertfordshire and London, to various African nations.

Det Con Chris Rawson said: “These men were involved in organised crime. They had links with the burglars who stole the vehicles and were exporting them to make money. I am pleased they have been given prison sentences.

“Officers work tirelessly to prevent burglaries and where they occur ensure offenders are brought to justice. This was an excellent job by officers to bring these men before the courts and I hope this serves as a warning to others that we will do all we can to put people before the courts.”