View Full Version : 11 Supercars Worth More than $8 Million Seized from Dictator’s Son

11-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Some of the rarest supercars on the planet were seized from the son of a notorious African dictator in a police raid in Geneva on Wednesday, according to authorities and social media accounts.

The cars belong to Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, a Swiss prosecutor told LeDauphine.com. The vehicles were reportedly seized at the Geneva airport.

Among the 11 cars confiscated in the raid were one of the seven Koenigsegg One:1s on Earth, as well as one of the nine Lamborghini Veneno Roadsters built, according to an Instagram video posted online of the cars being hauled away on flatbeds. A Bugatti Veyron—possibly the one-off Bleu Centenaire edition—can also be seen being hauled off in the clip.

In addition, a Ferrari F12tdf and Ferrari Enzo were also seized by authorities, according to Australian automotive website Wheels. A Porsche 918 Spyder and a McLaren P1 were taken as well, according to LeDauphine.com. An Aston Martin One-77 and a Ferrari LaFerrari also appear to be visible in pictures of the confiscated collection

Further down

As French website L’hebdo pointed out, Mangue may have been trying to smuggle the fleet of ultra-rare supercars out of Switzerland in advance of a recently reopened investigation against him by Swiss authorities. Mangue is also scheduled to go on trial early next year in Paris over his “ill-gotten gains,” Le Dauphine reports.


According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea

The country's authoritarian government has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the "worst of the worst" in Freedom House's annual survey of political and civil rights. Reporters Without Borders ranks President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo among its "predators" of press freedom. Human trafficking is a significant problem, with the US Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012, stating that "Equatorial Guinea is a source and destination for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking." The report rates Equatorial Guinea as a "Tier 3" country, the lowest (worst) ranking: "Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so."

cadillac shark
11-11-2016, 12:25 PM
That is as tempting a haul as can possibly be.

For Switzerland, there's only one way to get them out. The road.

Buy, or start a company with export certification. -Shipping a product that wouldn't be expected to go by air. You'll have overseas-container trucks delivering your product to Italy, Belgium, and Holland port-terminals. Stay away from France and Germany. In 2 or 3 years, begin shipping the cars one-at-a-time.

To a 'drop' terminal in whatever Country you have people in-place to receive the container. The containers are sealed in Switzerland, with documentation... and the 'host' Country will unseal them. But not unload them, if weights and paperwork match-up. A cursory customs-inspection will only reveal the product, which hides the car from view. They don't have time to inspect hundreds of containers arriving daily.

Simple. Be prepared to wait 10-or-so years before the cars are all together again. Sell the Swiss-company and go join them.