Equatorial Guinea President’s Supercar Fleet Seized In Paris

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11 supercars owned by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo were seized in Paris

11 supercars owned by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo were seized in Paris

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A total of 11 supercars owned by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of the tiny African nation of Equatorial Guinea, were seized in Paris, France yesterday.

The lineup consisted of a who’s who of the latest supercars including no less than two Bugatti Veyrons, a Ferrari Enzo, a Maserati MC12, a Porsche Carrera GT, a Ferrari 599 GTO, and a Bentley Azure.

The reason for the seizure remains a mystery, though it is believed to be in regards to an investigation by French National Police over claims Obiang is using state funds to buy up private property in France.

The cars were seized at the president’s residence in Paris, not too far from the Arc de Triomphe, according to GT Spirit.

Equatorial Guinea, though recently found to contain healthy oil reserves, has close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Obiang has been in power in the country since 1979, when he overthrew the previous leader, Macias Nguema, in a military coup.

Photos via Pa Le

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