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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C
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Two stolen luxury cars found chopped up in a trailer bound for Lithuania
Gardaí say the BMW and Audi were both stolen from Rathfarnham.

GARDAÍ HAVE SHARED two pictures of two stolen cars that have been chopped up and loaded inside a trailer destined for Lithuania.

The pictures display parts from a 2012 Audi Q5 and a 2008 BMW 318 that were stolen from Rathfarnham and discovered by gardaí.

They were discovered inside a trailer by gardaí involved in Operation Waste which is specifically targeted at the theft of vehicles and their exportation.

Many of the vehicles dismantled and smuggled out of the country are thought to end up in Eastern Europe or West Africa.

Gardaí say that the trailer they discovered with the two chopped up cars inside were destined for Lithuania.

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