Seven limousines, believed to be stolen, were seized by Limassol police on Sunday afternoon, police said.
The cars seized are believed to be linked to the criminal ring that imported stolen luxury cars from UK through Italy and Spain. The criminal ring, according to the police report, forged ownership documents by registering the stolen cars in the EU countries so they could legally import them to Cyprus.
The case came to light after the British owner of a stolen BMW contacted British authorities to report that his car’s GPS gave a signal from Cyprus.
The limousines were found at the lot of a car importing company in Limassol, whose 37-year-old owner is in custody in relation with the case. Also in custody are the 46-year-old owner of a car lot in Paralimni, two brothers from Sotira aged 22 and 27, a 33-year-old from Vryssoules and a 32-year-old from Limassol.
They are under investigation for conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery, circulating false documents, obtaining money under false pretences, accepting stolen goods and altering vehicle registration numbers.