Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea and son of African dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was an owner of eleven supercars. These supercars included a Koenigsegg One:1, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster and Bugatti Veyron. Notice how I said the word “was” because he seems to no longer be the owner of these cars after the cars were seized in Geneva. Altogether, it’s suggested that the total value of the cars seized is around $10.5 million.
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According to The Drive, these cars were seized due to an investigation against him, led by the Swiss authorities. Le Dauphine also reports that he will be going on trial next year in Paris over “ill-gotten gains.” Apparently, the cars were seized at the Geneva Airport leading many to believe he was trying to smuggle them out of the country before they could be seized.
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Instagram user @swisssupercars happened to capture some of the cars being seized, while other cars were captured in photos behind a chainlink fence.
— GVA Dictator Alert (@GVA_Watcher) November 3, 2016