Romanian authorities reportedly seize luxury cars from Andrew Tate’s compound

Romanian authorities have seized several luxury cars from social media influencer Andrew Tate’s property in Bucharest, according to a journalist at the scene.

Vehicles including a Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes-Benz were seen being taken from the Tate compound in the outskirts of the capital on Saturday for transportation to a storage facility, news agency Reuters has reported.

Andrew Tate, left, and his brother Tristan, leave a court in Bucharest, Romania (Alexandru Dobre/AP)
Andrew Tate, left, and his brother Tristan, leave a court in Bucharest, Romania (Alexandru Dobre/AP)

This comes after Romania’s crime agency searched properties in the counties of Bucharest, Ilfov and Prahova as part of investigations into charges against the 36-year-old British-US citizen relating to human trafficking and rape.

Tate was detained on December 29 in Bucharest, while his brother Tristan and two Romanian women have also been arrested.

On January 10, a court upheld a judge’s ruling on December 30 to extend their arrest from 24 hours to 30 days. They have denied all allegations.

A police officer looks on as a luxury vehicle is removed from media influencer Andrew Tate's compound on the outskirts of Bucharest
A police officer looks on as a luxury vehicle is removed from media influencer Andrew Tate’s compound on the outskirts of Bucharest (Andreea Alexandru/AP)

Tate rose to notoriety in 2016 when he was removed from reality TV show Big Brother over a video that appeared to show him hitting a woman with a belt.

A former kickboxing world champion, he has amassed millions of followers across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.