Stolen-car gang right out of luck

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil, collaborating with police colleagues from Austria, France and Portugal, have smashed a gang who were transporting stolen cars from Europe to North Africa.

High and medium-range vehicles were being targeted, even for the spare-parts market.

So far, 12 people were arrested in a special, simultaneous  operation which took place in the ports of Algeciras, Alicante, , Almeria, Barcelona, Malaga, Motril, Tarifa and Valencia.

As a result of the Guardia Civil operation, a total of 43 vehicles (33 of them completely dismantled), which had been stolen in Italy, France, Germany and Sweden, have been recovered and 12 people of Moroccan, Algerian, French and Dutch nationalities arrested.

The arrests come as part of the regular “Operation Crossing The Straits” investigations. They are staged every year to manage the large influx of people and vehicles during the summer, coming from all over Europe to cross from Spain to North Africa.

So far this year, Guardia Civil officers have recovered more than 17,600 stolen vehicles.

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