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Austrian police probe theft of 20 tonnes of chocolate

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Austrian police probe theft of 20 tonnes of chocolate
Archive photo shows a Milka factory in Lörrach, southern Germany. Photo: DPA
14:36 CET+01:00
Austrian police said Friday they were looking for a stolen truck carrying 20 tonnes of chocolate worth €50,000 from a Milka factory.

The truck was loaded last week in the town of Bludenz in western Austria. 

But it turns out it bore a stolen license plate and the driver, truck and chocolates are missing, police told AFP.

The Austrian company in charge of the transport outsourced it to a Hungarian company, which in turn tasked a Czech partner with the job.

A driver who said he was working for the Czech company picked up the load using fake papers.

Police said chocolate theft on such a scale was rare.

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