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Police and Customs officials were this afternoon caught on camera searching vehicles in a car storage depot.

The footage shot by an onlooker showed more than half-a-dozen uniformed personnel examining several newly-imported cars at a storage area used by Bermuda Motors on Church Street.

A police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post circulating which shows a number of BPS and HM Customs staff engaged in an operation.

“We can confirm that a joint law enforcement operation has commenced involving the BPS and HM Customs.

“Due to the sensitive nature of the operation, we will not be able to comment further at this time.”

William Madeiros, the managing director of Bermuda Motors, later confirmed that the company had been contacted by police officers who asked to search the vehicles.

Mr Madeiros said: “We were contacted by the Bermuda Police Service who made us aware of certain concerns that they had.

“We are cooperating fully with them and the incident doesn’t in any way reflect on Bermuda Motors, our people, or our product.”

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