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Zambian Govt. Seizes Controversial ₦804m Bugatti Veyron On Suspicion Of Money Laundering





Zambian Drug Enforcement Commission has seized controversial ₦804m Bugatti Veyron on suspicion of money laundering. The Bugatti Veyron was brought into Zambia by Zimbabwean conman to evade tax.



Zambian Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has seized the newly imported Bugatti Veyron that was brought into the country by Zimbabwean conman to evade tax

The seizure comes barely a day after we reported that the luxury sports car worth ₦804m turned heads after being spotted at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Zambia on Monday.


The news was confirmed in a statement by DEC Public Relations Officer, Theresa Katongo. She revealed the Commission took possession of the hypercar in order to investigate if there was money laundering activities involved.

She said the move follows numerous concerns from members of the public over the purchase.

“The Drug Enforcement Commission has received numerous concerns from members of the public regarding the Bugatti which came through the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Monday 24th. February, 2020.”

“Following the concerns raised, the Commission is making follow ups to ensure that the purchase of the motor vehicle is not in breach of any money laundering laws”

“The vehicle has since been seized as investigations are being conducted”


According to ZRA Documents, the owner of the car, businessman Ian Chamunora Haruperi, paid a ZRA paid K41,000 (₦1.17m) as duty on the so-called “5-year second-hand Bugatti”, following ZRA’s standardisation of import duty on cars.

Unnamed source revealed that :

“ZRA did not immediately clear the vehicle as the commission also conducted its own verification process to make sure that the details on the import documents were accurate in terms of year of make”



The Veyron snapped cruising on the street before the seizure

The owner of the Bugatti Veyron, South African-based Zimbabwean, Haruperi, is the businessman owner of Chadore Properties.

His company was involved in a money lending dispute with former FAZ (Football Association of Zambia) president Kalusha Bwalya in 2008.

The Zambian soccer legend lost a house over a US$26,000 loan, following a Supreme Court ruling.

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