ISLAMABAD - The seizure of two US embassy vehicles by the police in the federal capital has developed a controversy on Friday as their number plates have been declared fake by the Excise and Taxation Department. Police sources said that the seized vehicles (IDN-2932 and IDN-2501, model 2010) have been found fake when the taxation department disowned issuing registration number to these vehicles. As per the record, the said registration numbers were allocated to Corolla cars in 2003. None of the US embassy officials in Pakistan has yet contacted the police in this regard. However the police have approached the Toyota Capital Motors here to seek documentary evidence of the vehicles, the sources added. The sources said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicles imported from Japan the US embassy and by placing fake number plates attempted to transport them to Razmak Industries in Peshawar for conversion into ambulances. When TheNation contacted Courtney Beale, spokesperson of the US embassy in Pakistan, said that the vehicles were imported by the embassy and were sent to Toyota Capital Motors for the necessary installation in them. According to her, the Toyota Capital Motors had fixed the fake number plates with the vehicles and the embassy has nothing to do with it. It was the Toyota Capital Motors that had decided to complete the desired work from Peshawar. That was why no driver from the US embassy was with the vehicles, she explained. However, Ather Aziz Khan, Deputy Manager Toyota Capital Motors, declined to comment on the issue.