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For Immediate Release

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November 18, 2013 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 938-7550
U.S. Marshals are Rollin' Out the Big Dogs

Albuquerque, NM – On November 21, 2013, the United States Marshals Service in New Mexico are having one of the biggest and best auto auctions in Albuquerque yet. This month the Marshals have over 34 vehicles going up for auction and are highlighting: 2003 Big Dog Custom Chopper, 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty truck, 2006 Dodge MEGA Cab 2500 truck, and a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab.

Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at Apple Towing Co.. The auction will take place:

Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 10:00am
Apple Towing Company/Dugger Services
7601 San Pedro Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Preview times are Wednesday, November 20th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 21st, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration to participate in the auction can be done during preview hours.

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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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