Saturday, 13 March 2010
Police in Marbella have disbanded a gang involved in stealing top-of-the-range vehicles and selling them on to Kuwait
Police in Marbella have disbanded a gang involved in stealing top-of-the-range vehicles and selling them on to Kuwait after changing the registration plates.Nine people have been arrested and 13 vehicles recovered. Most are of a top German make and their keys were hidden in a consignment of loaves of bread.During the ten house-raids in Madrid and Marbella, officers found gadgets for manipulating central locking systems, frequency inhibitors, corkscrews for extracting locks, fake registration plates and a number of forged car documents. They say the organisation was highly specialised and perfectly coordinated.One of the members would steal the cars from residential complexes and drive them to a 'safe' area, whilst the others would alter the chassis number and fix false number plates on it.They were then handed over to drivers who would take them to Kuwait, although in some cases they were loaded into lorry containers and shipped across to the Middle East.