Customs officials in Southern California say they’ve intercepted 16 of the stolen luxury vehicles as they were bound for Asia from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
According to Associated Press, most of these supercars were seized after they had already left the docks labeled as used exercise equipment.
The highlight is a Ferrari 458 Italia valued at well over $280,000.
According to Carlos Martel – Director of Field Operations, four more cars from the operation were seized in Vietnam. Martel says the investigation remains in its early stages and no one has been arrested.
Other than the Ferrari, the Audi and a Toyota Tundra pickup, most of the seizures were of luxury SUVs including several from the BMW 5 series, along with others made by Lexus, Mercedes and Infiniti.
The vehicles were worth an estimated total of $1.5 million.