December 7 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A £400,000 sports car was seized by police after checks revealed the driver was not insured to drive it.
The orange Lamborghini Aventador was initially stopped by officers in Newham as it had no front number plate.
But further checks showed he was not the vehicle’s registered owner and nor did his insurance policy cover him to drive the high-value vehicle.
It was one of 180 vehicles seized as part of the Met Police’s Operation Cubo on Tuesday (1).
More than 400 officers took part and made a total of 37 arrests across the capital for vehicle-related crimes including drink drive, no insurance and robbery.
Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor, of the Safer Transport Command (STC), said: “The STC works to keep the travelling public safe and part of our duty includes carrying out operations such as Cubo which help to keep uninsured and dangerous drivers off London’s roads.
“The STC has achieved some outstanding results through these operations by seizing a large number of uninsured and unroadworthy vehicles that pose a risk on London’s roads.”