Ex-professional kickboxer and media personality Andrew Tate and his brother were arrested in Romania on Thursday after being accused of forming an organised crime group.
A model and a former police worker – dubbed ‘Tate’s Angels’ – are believed to be the other two suspects arrested in connection with an investigation into allegations of human trafficking and an allegation of rape.
It’s claimed Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel were arrested after being named as two of Andrew Tate’s ‘closest lieutenants’. The Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) – the Romanian government agency overseeing the investigation – are yet to confirm this.
Tate, 36, and his brother Tristan, 34, were detained by Romanian police on Thursday after their £600,000 Bucharest compound was raided by police. He is set to be held in detention for 30 days while the investigation unfolds.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Radu, 32, and Naghel, 28, have also been arrested in relation to the investigation. According to a DIICOT statement, four suspects are accused of creating 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”.
Radu, who also goes by the name of ‘Ellie Dely’ on social media, is a former sub inspector in the Romanian police and quit the force eight years ago to pursue a career in video chat rooms. It’s believed Radu is Tate’s administrative assistant and helps him manage his online business empire, worth an estimated £100million.
Naghel, meanwhile, has been described as a businesswoman who is said to be in a relationship with Tate. Naghel reportedly met Tate after he moved to Romania five years ago. It’s claimed she initially helped him with his business interests before they formed a romantic bond and became prominent figures in Bucharest’s exclusive nightlife scene.