Italian tax authorities say they have seized $1.4 billion in assets thought to have belonged to the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and his family.
The tax police said in a statement the assets included stakes in Italy's largest bank, UniCredit, the oil and natural gas firm Eni, the defense group Finmeccanica, Italian carmaker Fiat, and the Turin-based soccer club Juventus.
The police said the International Criminal Court ordered the seizure of Qaddafi's assets.
The Hague-based court is handling complaints lodged by alleged victims of the Qaddafi regime, which was overthrown in a popular uprising last year.
Qaddafi was killed on October 20, 2011, after being cornered in his hometown of Sirte.
With reporting by Reuters and dpa