U.S. Marshals Service to hold August auto auction
Albuquerque (KTSM) — The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 25 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities.
The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am August 29, 2014 in Albuquerque.
Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
Preview times are Thursday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday August 29 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Registration to participate in the auction can be done during preview hours.
This auction will feature a 2005 Harley Davidson Heritage Soft tail, 2001 BMW coup, 1972 Chevrolet Nova, 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, and a 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty truck.
Proceeds from U.S. Marshals’ auctions are used to compensate victims of crime and fund law enforcement initiatives.
In addition, the funds are often shared with state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigations leading to the forfeiture of the assets.
The items auctioned once belonged to individuals and companies involved in criminal activity. A court of law has ordered these particular assets to be forfeited as ill-gotten gains.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary custodian of seized and forfeited property for the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program.
More than 8,400 items of forfeited property are sold annually with gross sales in excess of $100 million.
For more information, go to www.usmarshals.gov.