Friday, July 11, 2008

Iraq: Uday's stolen cars found.

Stolen from the Presidential palace in 2003. Cars were buried in an al-Dora orchard.

The Iraqi police claim that they have foiled an attempt to smuggle Saddam Hussein's son's valuable cars out of the country.

The cars belong to Saddam's eldest son, Uday. Two Rolls Royces and several vintage classics were reportedly stolen from Uday's palace during looting that followed the 2003 US invasion.

The cars had been buried underneath an orchard in al-Dora, a city south of Baghdad. The police said they learned of the smuggling plot after a tip-off. It was not immediately clear what would happen to the cars, however