Luxury villa of influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan raided by Romanian police

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Romanian police raided the luxury villa of Andrew Tate, the controversial British influencer, and arrested him and his brother Tristan.


A luxury villa belonging to the controversial influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan was raided by armed police in Romania this morning, Thursday, December 29. The raid was conducted by the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT ).

Judicial sources informed the outlet that the two British brothers have been under investigation since the spring for the alleged kidnapping of two young women in their villa in the town of Voluntari, in Muntenia.

They are also suspected of forming an organised criminal group and rape, and the two have been picked up and taken to hearings at DIICOT, according to the cited sources.

Romanian prosecutors allegedly suspect the creation of an organised criminal group with the explicit aim of recruiting and exploiting girls for the creation of pornographic clips. These would be intended for distribution for a fee on profile sites, especially OnlyFans they claimed.

A statement was subsequently released by Romania’s Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). They confirmed in the statement that cops raided five homes tied to four suspects as part of an investigation into organised crime, human trafficking, and rape.

Andrew and Tristan are accused of obtaining large sums of money with which they bought houses, luxury cars, and cryptocurrencies. The case against them started back in April when DIICOT investigated the case of a young American woman seized in Voluntari by two British citizens.


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