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Albanian PM's Stolen Car Found After 6 Years

LCT Staff
Posted on January 5, 2005

TIRANA, ALBANIA – Albanian police have recovered a luxury limousine owned by Prime Minister Fatos Nano that was stolen at gunpoint six years ago.

Local media said police arrested the car's current owner and the thieves who forced an assistant taking care of the car to hand over the keys.

The carjackers had forged the documents of the Mercedes E250 Elegance and changed its chassis number before selling it for a fraction of its price, pretending it had come from Italy.

Albanians were not allowed to own private cars until 1990 when communism collapsed. Then Albanians went automobile crazy, importing all kinds of used cars and creating unprecedented pollution and traffic jams in the capital of Tirana. Car thefts and car-jackings boomed, while many cars stolen across Europe ended up in Albania.

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