The Guardia di Finanza tax police taped up Al-Saadi Gheddafi's SUV outside Rapallo's Hotel Excelsior.
According to local media, it had been parked there since Al-Saadi's brief spell at Genoa club Sampdoria in 2006-2007.
Previously the soccer-mad Gaddafi played sporadically for Perugia before having a very short experience at Udinese. Sources said the tax police seized the car as part of efforts stemming from a request by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which is collecting former Gaddafi assets in order to compensate victims of his 32-year regime.
In 2011 al-Saadi was the commander of Libya's Special Forces in the Libyan civil war and is wanted by Interpol. (ANSAmed).