Polish, French police smash luxury stolen cars ring

18th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

WARSAW, Nov 18 (AFP) - Polish and French police have smashed a ring trafficking in luxury cars stolen in Poland to be sold in western Europe, internal security spokesman Zbigniew Matwiej said.

WARSAW, Nov 18 (AFP) - Polish and French police have smashed a ring trafficking in luxury cars stolen in Poland to be sold in western Europe, internal security spokesman Zbigniew Matwiej said.

He said it was the first time a network had been caught stealing cars in Poland to be sold abroad. Until now it had been the other way round, with cars being stolen in western Europe to be sold in Poland and other eastern European countries.

Polish police arrested eight people in Poland, while their colleagues in France made six arrests, Matwiej said.

"The network had been operating for several years. They were stealing luxury cars in Poland, transferring them to France and other European countries, where they were sold."

Polish and French security services took two years to dismantle the ring, which they were able to do because of "very good cooperation between the two police forces," he said.

© AFP

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