Andrew Tate Arrested – Everything you need to know

Andrew Tristen Tate Arrested

Last Updated on: 31st December 2022, 09:13 am

It has been incredibly difficult to navigate social media in 2022 without coming across videos of Andrew Tate and his many views, often controversial, regarding money, relationships, and women.

The former World Champion Kickboxer faced a mass cancellation across all social media platforms earlier this year, citing misogyny and hateful ideologies, but Twitter has since allowed him back on the platform following Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform.

Following an earlier arrest in April 2022, Andrew Tate has once again been detained by police on suspicion of human trafficking.

LATEST: The UK National Crime Agency is involved in the Andrew Tate human trafficking arrest

A National Crime Agency spokesperson has released a statement regarding the arrest of Andrew and Tristen Tate.

“We are aware of action undertaken by Romanian authorities to arrest four people on allegations of human trafficking.

The National Crime Agency works with partners around the world to tackle serious and organised crime threats, and we are at all times ready to assist partner investigations.”

Andrew and Tristen Tate detained for 30 days

Following a court appearance on December 30th, Andrew and Tristen Tate have been remanded in custody for the next 30 days as the investigation continues.

According to a Romanian lawyer, the Tates will spend their time in the holding cells of the police station rather than a prison facility.

It has been said that this is due to the brothers being a flight risk, with the ability to travel to a country where extradition will be impossible.

“Andrew & Tristan Tate jailed for 30 days to ensure they do not escape as the investigation continues.

No Bail. Appeal possible.

This means there is significant evidence and jail time is seeming more likely (up to 20 years)

This does NOT mean they are guilty.”

A video was also posted, which shows the police van transporting the brothers back to the police station in Bucharest.

The video shows the face of Andrew Tate through the window.

Andrew Tate In Police Van
Credit: Gandul

CORRECTION: The image below shows Tristen’s personal assistant Georgiana Nagel (left), and the ex-police officer (right) and not Tristen Tate.

It is believed Georgiana has been released, while the ex-police officer has been sent to a detention facility.

Tristen Tate In Police Van
Credit: Gandul

Andrew and Tristen Tate are currently in court

It is believed that Andrew Tate and his brother Tristen are currently attending a court hearing to determine their fate as the investigation into alleged human trafficking continues.

The brothers were detained for 24 hours to be questioned following raids on their home and four other houses in the area. The Romanian prosecutors seek to detain the brothers for 30 days as the investigation continues.

According to a Twitter thread by Mario Nawfal, the Tate brothers have been wiretapped by police for many months to build a case against them, and due to the alleged crimes involving both the US and the UK, it is unlikely that the pair will be able to seek bail and will remain in custody.

What we know at the end of day one

It is believed that Andrew and Tristen Tate are being held for 24 hours while the police investigate. However, this could extend to 30 days and beyond. There is speculation that at least one of the brothers has been released from custody, but neither has released a public statement, so we cannot verify this.

To summarize everything we know so far:

  • The Tates were originally raided in April 2022 but were released shortly after without charges.
  • On December 29, 2022, the pair were once again arrested at their Romania home on charges of human trafficking, minor trafficking, and pimping; there is also speculation that money laundering could be involved in the arrest too.
  • They are being held on a 24-hour detention, but this could be extended to 30 days with a maximum of 180 days of incarceration pending investigation.
  • Due to the charges, it is unlikely they will get bail and will spend their time in jail until the investigation ends and are either released or put on trial.
  • If convicted, the Tate brothers could each face up to 20 years in prison.

Andrew Tate could face up to 20 years in prison

During a Twitter Space discussion held by Mario Nawfal, a verified Romanian lawyer gave some more details regarding what the future could look like for both Andrew and Tristen Tate.

If charges are filed and the pair are jailed, they could face up to 20 years in prison.

Currently, Andrew and Tristen Tate are being held for up to 24 hours pending investigation. If charges are filed, they could be held for 30 days in jail, likely being denied bail due to being a flight risk.

However, the Romanian prison system appears to often hold detainees for longer than 30 days by continually adding another 30 days, often resulting in multiple-year detention before trial.

It is worth noting that this information was sourced from a Twitter Space, and we haven’t been able to verify it. As always, take any news coverage with a grain of salt until official statements and documents are released to the public.

Andrew Tate arrested for human and sex trafficking

During a raid that took place at approximately 6 am Romanian time on December 29th, notorious social media influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristen were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, minor trafficking, and pimping.

Andrew Tate Interview
Credit: YouTube

Reuters has said that a lawyer for the Tate brothers has confirmed that they are currently in police detention.

The news agency also stated that prosecutors for the case had said that,

“The four suspects … appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost.”

The official statement from the Romanian Police

DIICOT, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Romania, has released an official press statement regarding the arrests of Andrew and Tristen Tate and multiple other Romanian citizens.

Neither Andrew nor Tristen are mentioned by name in the statement. Instead, they are referred to as British citizens.

Andrew Tate Detained By Police December 2022
Credit: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea

The statement is in Romanian; here is a translation courtesy of Google Translate, so excuse some mistakes in the text and we editing it could remove crucial information or add false information.

“On 29.12.2022, the prosecutors of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – Central Structure together with police officers from the Bucharest Organized Crime Brigade implemented 5 home search warrants in a case in which investigations under the aspect of committing the crimes of constituting an organized criminal group, human trafficking and rape.

In the case, it was noted that, at the beginning of 2021, 4 suspects (two British citizens and two Romanian citizens) constituted a criminal group organized in order to commit on the territory of Romania, but also of other countries, such as the United States of America and Great Britain, of the crime of human trafficking.

Victims were recruited by British citizens by misrepresenting their intention to enter into a marriage/cohabitation relationship and the existence of genuine feelings of love (the loverboy method). They were later transported and housed in buildings in Ilfov county where, by exercising acts of physical violence and mental coercion (through intimidation, constant surveillance, control and invoking alleged debts), they were sexually exploited by group members by forcing them to perform demonstrations pornographic for the purpose of producing and disseminating through social media platforms material having such a character and by submitting to the execution of a forced labor.

So far, 6 injured persons have been identified who were sexually exploited by the organized criminal group.
With regard to the crime of rape, it was noted that, in March 2022, an injured person was forced, on two different occasions, by a suspect through the exercise of physical violence and psychological pressure to have sexual relations.

At the headquarters of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – Central Structure, 4 people who are reasonably suspected of being involved in criminal activity were taken for questioning. Following the hearings, the prosecutors of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism – Central Structure ordered the 4 persons to be detained for a period of 24 hours.

The activities were also attended by police officers from the Ilfov Organized Crime Service and the Service for Combating Human Trafficking, as well as gendarmes from the Special Intervention Brigade of the Gendarmerie.”

Are Andrew and Tristan Tate guilty?

As with all allegations, we stay neutral with an innocent until proven guilty-approach. It will be very interesting to see what comes of this.

Are we seeing another swatting-type raid, similar to what we saw in April 2022, or are we seeing the Tate Kingdom crumble down around the two brothers? Only time will tell.

We will keep this updated with all of the latest news regarding this story.