17 arrested for allowing vehicles with deficiencies pass the ITV

Officers arrested 17 employees of a San Javier ITV (Technical Vehicle Inspection) station as alleged perpetrators of more than 1,000 crimes of false documentation, 1,800 crimes of computer damage and belonging to a criminal organization, as indicated in a statement by the Guardia Civil.
A raid at the ITV station resulted in the seizure of four computer storage devices, corresponding to the different inspection lines, and the station’s own computer server, as well as all the related documentation and a vehicle.
Guardia Civial say the impounded car was used as a “wild card”, replacing those that were not going to pass the routine braking and emissions tests.
The investigation began last year, when Guardia Civil from the Traffic bureau and Investigation Group (GIAT) of the Traffic Sector became aware of possible fraudulent practices related to the technical inspection of vehicles.
A few days before the ITV premises were raided, all of its computer files were deleted. However, practically all of the deleted files, a total of 60,588, have been recovered through computer forensics techniques.
Guardia Civil officers carried out a detailed study of more than 30,000 files and inspection reports. The documentation includes a large number of vehicles that passed two technical inspections on the same day, the first marked as a ‘fail’ and the second marked as a ‘pass’, clearly insufficient time to correct the any detected defects.
The detainees, the files seized, the vehicle and the findings of the investigation have been made available to San Javier court. Meanwhile, the Traffic Investigation and Analysis Group (GIAT) of the Traffic Sector of Murcia Guardia Civil has said that the investigation remains open.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.