The NPA have seized a Porsche Cayenne‚ a Lamborghini Gallardo‚ two Ford Rangers, Three Mercedes-Benzes‚ a BMW 5 Series, a Polo Vivo and a helicopter from the Gupta compound on Monday.
According to TimesLIVE, these are just some of the “moveable assets” the police were searching for during a raid at the Gupta family compound in Saxonwold in Johannesburg on Monday. Other locations on the list to be raided included Lanseria Airport, according to the paper.
According to the report, law enforcement agencies descended on the compound shortly before 2pm. Officials from the NPA’s Asset Forfeiture Unit‚ the SAPS‚ SA Revenue Service and Civil Aviation Authority were among those present.
Also in the report, law enforcement agencies had sights set on immovable properties that they wanted to seize. These included properties and farms in Mpumalanga‚ the Free State‚ KwaZulu-Natal‚ Cape Town and Johannesburg. In total‚ more than 30 properties across the country were in the crosshairs.
NPA spokeswoman Bulelwa Makeke confirmed on Monday that the order was obtained on April 11 in the Bloemfontein High Court. The R250-million is linked to alleged theft‚ fraud and money laundering. This is a provisional amount pending the criminal trial and convictions.
“The said order is a result of ongoing criminal investigations by the Hawks (DPCI) which led to the arrest and institution of criminal prosecution against the aforesaid entities and individuals‚” the NPA said in a statement. “The AFU will apply for a confiscation order for the recovery of the said amount and or any related amounts.”