The “combo” is taking on even greater proportions by registering luxury vehicles on the basis of forged documents.
The rapid developments the day before yesterday, with the arrest of four people, seem to have been the beginning, after another person was located and arrested. At the same time, an arrest warrant was issued against a sixth person.
The fifth person arrested in the case is a 63-year-old resident of Nicosia. The man was wanted on Thursday, while he was located by the Police and handcuffed the night of the same day.
As for the other detainees, it is recalled that they are two women 49 and 46 years old and two men 43 and 35 years old. The 49-year-old was arrested last February, when police investigations began and she was later released. However, according to a competent person from the Cyprus Police, new information emerged, on the basis of which the arrest warrants were issued the day before yesterday.
One of the arrested works in the Road Transport Department, while the second had the role of an agent in the case, as he allegedly tried to obtain ownership titles from TOM for at least three vehicles, hiding the damage they had, presenting forged documents.
The two men who were handcuffed by police the day before yesterday, as well as the 63-year-old who was wanted and arrested later in the day, are said to be owners of a car yard. The fourth man who appears to be involved and wanted has the same status.
Yesterday morning, the suspects who were arrested on Thursday were taken to the Nicosia District Court, before which the request of the Police for an 8-day detention order was placed against them. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. The judge instructed that these persons remain in custody until the announcement of his decision.
As “P” wrote from last February, based on complaints made to the Police about seven months ago, the fraud concerned about 100 luxury vehicles. These cars were imported from abroad to Cyprus. Their purchase was secured at a lower price due to damage they suffered, either from car accidents or from weather events. The documents were then falsified in order to “erase” the negative history of the vehicles and the owners of companies that sold them to maximize their profit.
data for 29 cars are available so far. These were registered in the Road Transport Department, in the provinces of Nicosia and Famagusta, as unscathed.
The case is characterized as very serious, not only because of the nature of the crimes under investigation, but also because they were connected with it and other criminal actions that refer to underworld tactics.
An official of the Road Transport Department, who identified evidence of the existence of a circuit, was attacked. Specifically, strangers set fire to the two vehicles parked in his house, destroying them completely. Energy that is attributed, of course, to the attempt of some to shut his mouth.