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X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck

The lorry at Dublin Port was destined for West Africa.

A CUSTOM X-RAY scanner detected cars, electronics and engines concealed in a lorry at Dublin port yesterday.

Gardaí, Revenue and Dublin City Council were involved in the operation.

car Source: An Garda Síochána via Twitter

It’s part of Operation Waste which has seen guards seizing some interesting vehicles over the past eight months.

It was established to stop uninsured, untested and dangerously loaded vehicles arriving at Dublin Port from using public roads. The vehicles were destined for export to West Africa.

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Since its inception in September 2014, the operation has seen over 50 vehicles detained for either no insurance or no certificate of roadworthiness.

Five stolen vehicles were recovered from Dublin Port before they could be exported while another 11 stolen vehicles parked in communal areas of housing and industrial estates were also recovered. It’s believed they were being prepared for export.

The majority of these vehicles had been stolen during the course of burglaries or the keys had been fished out through the letterbox of homes.

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