Italy confiscated a $670,000 armored Mercedes belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch that can withstand machine gun and grenade attacks, report says


Russian billionaire and businessman Alisher Usmanov next to a photo of a Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

  • Corriere della Sera reported that a Mercedes Maybach owned by Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov was confiscated in Italy.

  • According to the report, the $670,000 vehicle can protect against bullets and explosives.

  • Police also seized a property and six corporate cars per l’Unione Sarda in Sardinia, Italy.

Italy has seized a luxury, bulletproof limousine worth $670,000 belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch, an Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera First reported on Tuesday.

According to Corriere, a black Mercedes Maybach S650 VR10 belonging to mining and telecommunications tycoon, Alisher Usmanov, was seized by authorities in Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, over the past few days, citing Media reports,

Italian tax police confirmed many times On Tuesday the car was one of several properties of Usmanov on the island that have been confiscated. L’Unione Sarda, a local Italian newspaper, also reported on Tuesday that authorities have seized €17 million ($18.9 million) of his real estate complex in the Bay of Pavro and six of his corporate vehicles. All his confiscated assets in Sardinia come to a total of €66 million ($73.4 million), per l’Unione Sarda.

Officials in Sardinia and Usmanov’s representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment from insiders about the alleged seizure.

Corriere reported that the five-ton Maybach cost around €600,000 ($670,000) and had armor plating and 10-centimeter-thick windows that could withstand explosions and machine-gun attacks. As The Times reports, Mercedes has said it can detonate two grenades at the same time.

Mercedes did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment about the vehicle’s details.

Usmanov was approved by the European Union on February 28 for having “particularly close ties” with Russian President Vladimir Putin and is considered one of their “favourite oligarchs”, according to the EU Council. report good,

Billionaire who has been previously targeted by UK and US sanctions transfer some of your assetsIn the UK, including two mansions, are in irrevocable trusts and are no longer owned, their spokesperson told Guardian,

Usmanov is Russia’s fifth richest person with a net worth of $18.7 billion Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index,

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