Romanian authorities seize nearly $4 million in assets from Andrew Tate in alleged human trafficking, rape investigation

Romanian authorities said they have seized nearly $4 million worth of assets belonging to controversial internet personality Andrew Tate over the past week as he and his

brother are investigated on allegations of human trafficking and rape. Roughly 18 million lei, equivalent to $3,942,700, has been seized, the country’s Asset Recovery and

Management Agency (ANABI) said in a press release on Saturday Among the 29 seized assets are motor vehicles, luxury watches and sums of money in several different

currencies, ANABI said. The seizures were carried out on orders from prosecutors of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism, according to ANABI.

Video published by Reuters on Saturday shows Romanian authorities at a compound emblazoned with a large “Tate” sign seizing several high-value vehicles, including a Rolls

Royce, a BMW and a Mercedes Benz. Andrew and his brother Tristan Tate were detained in Romania in December as prosecutors pursued claims of human trafficking and rape.

Authorities in Romania said police served search warrants at five homes and took four suspects into custody – two Britons and two Romanians – as part of the investigation.

Gendarmes look as a luxury vehicle which was seized in a case against media influencer Andrew Tate, is towed away, on the outskirts of Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 14

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