Swiss authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars belonging to the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption, AP news agency reports.
Spokesman Henri Della Casa of the Geneva prosecutor’s office said that the cars belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, who serves as vice-president in the oil-rich West African state, were confiscated on Monday in the freight zone at Geneva’s airport, the agency reports.
Swiss magazine L’Hebdo has obtained photos of the impounded fleet of supercars (see tweet below), which include a Bugatti Veyron, a Porsche 918 Spyder and several models of the Ferrari F12.
In 2012, France issued an arrest warrant for him and seized his Paris mansion and several of his luxury cars.
Equatorial Guinea is one of Africa’s largest oil exporters, but most of its 740,000 inhabitants live in poverty.
Here are some more snaps of the operation in progress. Car-towing has never looked so good: