NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya.READ MORE: Texas Experiencing Another COVID-19 Surge
Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often what carry Islamic State group fighters to war, some with large caliber weapons affixed to truck beds.
The company says it prohibits sales to anyone who might modify them for paramilitary or terrorist activities.READ MORE: Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses
There are procedures in place to prevent vehicles from being diverted for unauthorized military use, but Toyota says it’s impossible to control channels through which vehicles may be misappropriated or resold by third parties.
The Treasury Department’s Terrorism and Financial Intelligence wing monitors monetary transfers and the flow of goods that could aid militants, but the department declined to comment on any ongoing inquiry Wednesday.
Toyota is in the process of moving its North American headquarters to Plano. The new campus should be up and running by early 2017.MORE NEWS: Summer Break Ends Early For Some Dallas ISD Schools
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