Eleven luxury cars belonging to Equatorial Guinea president’s son seized in Geneva

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Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars that belong to the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president as part of a preliminary investigation into his alleged involvement in corruption.

The Geneva prosecutor’s office spokesman Henri Della Casa said on Thursday that the cars belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema Mangue were seized on Monday in the freight zone at the Geneva Airport, AP reports.

Cassa however could not confirm a report in L’Hebdo magazine that said the vehicles included a a Bugatti Veyron valued at $2.2 million and a limited Swedish made Koenigsegg One:1 valued at about $2.8 million.

Obiang is facing a preliminary investigation in Switzerland in connection with a case in neighboring France where he faces trial for alleged misspending of public funds.

Teodorin Obiang Nguema Mangue, son to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, is also the country’s vice president.