Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Marshals Service will be
auctioning 17 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The GSA
Online Vehicle Auctions opens for online bidding on August 14th and ends on
August 29th. There are 17 vehicles valued at $103K. The website for the
allows bidders to register, bid and make payments all online.
The preview day is scheduled for August 21st .Bidders that wish to schedule a
preview can contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 505-462-2312 to schedule an
appointment to view/inspect the vehicles. The vehicle can be viewed on August
21st between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Non-winning bidders’ deposits are refunded
within five (5) business days after the sale closes. Winning bidders will be
notified with payment terms and pickup instructions. For Questions related to
the auction process please call 1-866-333-7472, Option 3 or email
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. “This important program
enhances law enforcement cooperation between state, local and federal agencies,
as well as strips criminals of their ill-gotten gains,” said New Mexico’s U.S.
Marshal, Conrad Candelaria. 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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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