Italian state police have seized luxury vehicles reportedly stolen from Canada to be sold in Turkey and Libya, Polizia di Stato announced on Twitter Saturday.
Gioia Tauro (RC) #Poliziadifrontiera scopre traffico internazionale di auto di lusso.— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) June 13, 2020
Rubate in Canada, viaggiavano in container e dopo uno scalo nei porti di Salerno o Gioia Tauro arrivavano in Turchia e Libia per essere rivendute a facoltosi acquirenti#essercisempre pic.twitter.com/RDoqgkwAJt
This is not the first incident in which cargo ships were used to smuggle items connected to Turkey into Libya. In February, Italian authorities arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship which was seized in the port of Genoa on suspicion of trafficking arms to Libya, including tanks and artillery, according to a Reuters report.