Two stolen high-powered cars found disassembled ready to be shipped abroad
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.
Operation Waste-and 2008 BMW 318 both stolen from Rathfarnham inside a trailer destined for Lithuania 2o2 pic.twitter.com/sa9XVvmPhD— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 18, 2015
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.
Operation Waste-DMR Traffic assisted by Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit & TFS Waste Mngt discover chopped 2012 Audi Q5 1of2 pic.twitter.com/xffQOWn0Mm— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 18, 2015