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Geneva seizes 11 cars of son of Equatorial Guinea president

  • Two Ferrari sports cars are being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, Nov.3  2016. Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars Monday,  belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema,, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    Two Ferrari sports cars are being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, Nov.3 2016. Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars Monday, belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema,, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two Ferrari sports cars , are being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, Nov.3  2016. Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars Monday,  belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    Two Ferrari sports cars , are being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, Nov.3 2016. Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars Monday, belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Ferrari sports car is  being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, Nov.3  2016. Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars Monday  belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema,, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption.  (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    A Ferrari sports car is being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, Nov.3 2016. Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars Monday belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema,, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Geneva authorities have confiscated 11 luxury vehicles and sports cars belonging to the son of Equatorial Guinea's president as part of a preliminary investigation into alleged corruption.

Spokesman Henri Della Casa of the Geneva prosecutor's office said Thursday that the cars belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema were confiscated Monday in the freight zone at Geneva's airport.

Della Casa couldn't confirm a report in L'Hebdo magazine, saying the vehicles included a Bugatti Veyron valued at 2?million euros ($2.2 million), and a Swedish-made Koenigsegg One:1. Koenigsegg spokesman Steven Wade said only seven of those models have been made, at a base price of $2.8 million.

Obiang is facing a preliminary investigation in Switzerland in connection with a case in neighboring France where he faces trial for alleged misspending of public funds.