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Police tow Andrew Tate’s supercars from mansion after human trafficking arrest

Claire Reid

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Police tow Andrew Tate’s supercars from mansion after human trafficking arrest

Romanian authorities have seized several luxury cars from Andrew Tate’s property in Bucharest following his arrest last month.

A Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes were all seen being removed from Tate's compound on Saturday, to be transported to a storage facility, Reuters reports.

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The seizure of the vehicles comes after cops in Romania searched numerous properties in Bucharest, Ilfov and Prahova as part of their ongoing investigation into Tate, 36.

Tate was arrested alongside his brother Tristan on 29 December.

At the time, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) revealed that it was investigating alleged human trafficking, rape and the formation of an organised criminal group.

Police arrived at Tate’s property on Saturday. Credit: Shutterstock
Police arrived at Tate’s property on Saturday. Credit: Shutterstock

It was alleged that former Big Brother star Tate and his brother were part of a gang that tricked women into coming to live in properties in Ilfov county on the outskirts of Bucharest.

They were then said to have been forced, using 'physical violence and mental coercion', into creating pornographic content.

Through his lawyer, Tate has strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

Following his arrest, officials later announced that Tate would be held for 30 days, while investigations continued.

Tate’s lawyer launched an appeal against the lengthy detainment, but it was turned down on 10 January.

Several cars were removed from Tate’s property. Credit: Shutterstock
Several cars were removed from Tate’s property. Credit: Shutterstock

Tate's lawyer Eugen Vidineac had said he was hoping for a 'positive solution' ahead of the court's decision, but the verdict in the appeal upheld the initial decision to keep Tate and his brother under arrest for a period of 30 days on charges of organised crime and human trafficking.

Prosecutors could now request a detention period of up to 180 days for Tate.

In a statement released on Thursday (12 January) DIICOT said: "We make it clear that during the entire criminal process, the investigated persons benefit from the procedural rights... as well as the presumption of innocence."

Despite being held by police, Tate’s social media platforms have remained active.

A post from his Twitter account read: "I was made for battle. A warrior of the light.

A Rolls-Royce. BMW and Mercedes were among those seized. Credit: Shutterstock
A Rolls-Royce. BMW and Mercedes were among those seized. Credit: Shutterstock

"My enemies hope to attack me with lies. They try to destroy the family unit, they try to silence any loud opposition.

"I refuse to leave fellow men in the dark. Someone needs to show them the light. Who better than TATE."

He also appears to have insinuated that ‘the Matrix’ is responsible for his arrest - posting: "The Matrix sent their agents" shortly after he was arrested.

Featured Image Credit: Alexandru Dobre/AP/Shutterstock

Topics: Crime, World News, UK News, Andrew Tate

Claire Reid
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