Fraud Ring in Juaréz Goes Down
Five people associated with a Juaréz automotive business "Súper Autos Tomy" located at Avenida Insurgentes 3405 were arrested and accused with the falsification of license plates, stickers, and vehicle titles and registrations.
Based on the charges, it appears the ring was primarily responsible for processing cars stolen in the U.S. for Mexican clients through the falsification of documents once the stolen vehicles were driven across the border.
The ring was discovered when several vehicles were discovered to be using falsified documents leading Mexican authorities to the alleged fraud ring.
There is no security check of any kind for U.S. vehicles entering the border towns of Mexico from the U.S.. Stolen vehicles can simply be driven across the border.
Once foreign-plated vehicles are in the interior of Mexico, they are typically heavily scrutinized by the authorities and subject to frequent inspections.