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York raids recover trailers worth millions
Police have recovered truck trailers worth millions of dollars from a York property. Picture: 7 News.

Police have charged two men over an alleged Wheatbelt truck trailer stealing racket potentially worth several million dollars.

Wheatbelt detectives raided a 4000 acre farming property in York on Monday afternoon.

They allegedly found about two dozen stolen trailers with a market value of between $70,000 and $80,000 each, and several other items.

Officers spent the past four days at the property as they continue their investigations.

It is understood the alleged thefts started about a year ago with the offenders attaching the trailers to a prime mover at properties across Perth and the Wheatbelt.

Two men have been charged with 16 counts of receiving stolen property.

One man, charged with 10 counts appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and was remanded to next appear on July 9.

The other man, charged with six counts, appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court today.

The Perth-based vehicle crime unit will continue investigating the alleged racket with more charges expected to be laid.

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