Two stolen high-powered cars found disassembled ready to be shipped abroad

The disassembled parts of the high-powered Audi
The disassembled parts of the high-powered Audi

Gardai have launched an investigation after they discovered two high-powered cars which were dismembered and ready to be shipped abroad.

Investigators have issued two images of a stolen Audi Q5 and a BMW 318, asking members of the public to get in touch if they have any information regarding the missing vehicles.

The vehicles were stolen from the Rathfarnham area of Dublin in recent days but have been recovered before the disassembled parts could be shipped overseas. 

Gardai discovered the car parts inside a trailer which was destined for Lithuania.

Gangs are targeting high-powered cars and disassembling them before shipping them to Africa or Eastern Europe. 

In response to the growing threat Gardai established Operation Waste, a special branch targeting high-powered vehicle thieves and distributors.