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Two men sentenced for exporting vehicles



Two men were sentenced on Wednesday (September 7) at Luton Crown Court to more than eight years in prison for their part in the exportation of a number of vehicles which had been stolen from outside houses.

39 year old Hassan Nyangoni, from Sylem Close in Luton and 27 year old Clint Sentongo from Station Approach in Belmont pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court on August 4, 2011 and March 7, respectively and were sentenced four years and four years eight months in prison respectively for conspiracy to transfer criminal property out of the UK.

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. Hassan 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.

DC 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.”