Its no surprise when a Bugatti Veyron worth $2.8 million brand new turned heads recently after being spotted at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Zambia on Monday.
According to sources, the hypercar is owned by South African-based Zimbabwean businessman Ian Chamunorwa Nyarungwe Haruper.
And now it was reported that 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 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.
According to the report by IOL, the specific Veyron under so much scrutiny is a Sang Noir Special Edition. Indeed, the car that has caused countless photos to be posted on Twitter does appear to be the Sang Noir, of which a mere 12 were built. It was inspired by the Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic and features jet black paintwork, visible carbon cladding on the exterior, and the same ballistic 8.0-liter W16 engine with 987 horsepower.
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.