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Special Romanian police units have confiscated five cars stolen in Austria after arresting international car theft Mafia godfathers in Bulgaria.

Officials in the Eastern European country said five of the ten expensive cars – including brands like Porsche and Mercedes – had been registered in Austria.

Investigators claimed at least one of the two suspects had been masterminded an international car theft ring, adding the arrest followed months-long cooperation with Austrian police.

Bulgaria was recently named one of several “destination countries” for vehicles stolen from Austrian roads.

Federal Crime Office (BK) chief Gerhard Lang said most stolen cars would be transferred to Poland, Hungary and Slovakia where they are prepared by the gangs for resale in “destination countries” such as Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

The number of stolen cars dropped by 53 per cent year on year in the first quarter of this year to 939 after years of soaring vehicle theft figures.