Auto theft ring targets luxury cars in hotel parking lots
Quebec police bust thieves shipping stolen vehicles to Africa
CBC News Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:46 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 22, 2013 1:25 PM ET

More than 80 officers from local and national police forces today raided an international auto-theft ring based in the Montreal area.

Joyce Kemp, spokeswoman for Quebec provincial police, said the network had been under investigation since October.

Kemp said the majority of the luxury vehicles were stolen in hotel parking lots near Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport.

According to police, the vehicles were stored in a barn in Saint-Isidore, a city on the South Shore of Montreal, before being placed into containers, transported to the Port of Montreal and shipped overseas.