Published 11/08/2023 16:31 | Updated 11/08/2023 16:32
Volta Redonda – The Municipal Guard of Volta Redonda (GMVR), in partnership with Detran (Traffic Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro), found after technical expertise, that the car involved in an accident just over two months ago in Vila Santa Cecília used the number of another car – an irregular practice known as cloning. Furthermore, the vehicle was reported stolen. The discovery happened last week.
On September 3, the city’s monitoring cameras recorded the moment the car – model HB20 – crashed into the siding of the expansion work on a shopping center, which is being carried out on 12th Street. Since then, the vehicle has been in storage municipal public.
At the time of the accident, the driver was not injured and abandoned the car at the scene. Due to the driver’s conduct, GMVR agents suspected something illegal and found signs of tampering. The vehicle was removed by a tow truck and taken to the municipal public deposit. Support was requested from Detran, which, through the Anti-Cloning Division, carried out technical expertise and found that the vehicle was a clone, using the number of another, with a license plate from Conceição da Aparecida (MG). After the cloning was confirmed, the car was sent to the 93rd Police Station (Volta Redonda).
Another cloned car
The partnership between GMVR and Detran also identified another episode of vehicle cloning – in this case, a Hyundai Creta collected from the streets in May this year, in the Padre Josimo neighborhood. The car was removed after a report of abandonment, based on Decree 15,601/2019 – which provides for the removal of abandoned vehicles in public places. The agents found a factory manual inside the vehicle, which contained a different chassis number than the one it had. During the investigation, it was found that the Hyundai Creta had been stolen in Rio and that it had the number of another car.
In both cases, it is suspected that the vehicles were being used to commit crimes such as drug trafficking, robberies and even “rachas” – unauthorized races carried out by vehicles on public roads. The vehicle was also taken to the 93rd DP, where it remains seized.
“Both vehicles are suspected of being involved in crimes and will be investigated by the Civil Police. These cases only reinforce the importance of our permanent inspection and monitoring work, through the ‘Monitored City’ project, combined with the integrated work of the security forces. Without a doubt, the work carried out in Volta Redonda has been achieving good results”, highlighted the municipal secretary of Public Order, Lieutenant-Colonel Luiz Henrique Monteiro Barbosa.