German police have raided Volkswagen's HQ in connection with emission-cheating scandal

German car-maker Volkswagen is at the centre of a massive pollution-cheating scandal© AFP Ronny HartmannGerman car-maker Volkswagen is at the centre of a massive pollution-cheating scandal

Berlin (AFP) – German police raided auto giant Volkswagen’s headquarters and other sites Thursday, as part of an investigation into a massive pollution-cheating scandal engulfing the group.

“Today, in connection with the so-called emissions scandal, raids were carried out at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg and other locations,” prosecutors from the state of Lower Saxony said in a statement.

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