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Andrew Tate breaks his silence with cryptic tweet after arrest as part of human trafficking investigation

Andrew Tate breaks his silence with cryptic tweet after arrest as part of human trafficking investigation

Kickboxer and controversial internet personality Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested in Romania.

Andrew Tate has broken his silence after his arrest as part of a human trafficking investigation.

Controversial internet personality Tate and his brother Tristan have been residing in Romania for quite some time but on Thursday night Romanian outlet Libertatea reported that the pair's house in Pipera was raided in relation to the abduction of two girls.

The raid is said to have been taken out by DIICOT, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Bucharest.

They focused their attention on two luxury cars at the residence, before the two brothers were seen being taken away by police.

It came after Tate got into it with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on social media, with a 'Jerry's Pizza' box said to be the key in Tate getting detained.

It's claimed Romanian authorities needed concrete proof that he was in the country and they got it through the video he sent to Thunberg on Twitter as Jerry's Pizza is a popular Romanian chain.

No charges have been brought at this time but the Tate brothers are to be detained for 24 hours for questioning.

On Twitter, Tate's account @Cobratate reacted and wrote, "The Matrix sent their agents."

A spokesperson for Tate issued a statement on the situation, saying: "We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can."

Image: Andrew Tate
Image: Andrew Tate

News outlet Gandul said authorities waited for the right moment to catch the Tate brothers, who were "always out of the country."

They watched their social media accounts closely and then descended on their property, and four others, in numbers.

(DIICOT) is investigating alleged human trafficking, rape and the formation of an organised criminal group believed to have "sexually exploited at least six women".

76-9 kickboxer Tate faced human trafficking accusations earlier this year, but issued a statement clarifying he was not arrested.

He said: "I was not arrested. What happened is I suffered from a case of swatting. It’s very popular with people who are large on the internet.

"[Police] turned up, they investigated, they realized nobody was in the house against their will, there was no crime committed […] we had to go to the police station for 45 minutes for pieces of paper, we filled them in and we were let go."

Featured Image Credit: Andrew Tate & Alamy

Topics: Kickboxing, Romania, USA