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For Immediate Release

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March 03, 2014 DUSM James Badway, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2333
U.S. Marshals to Hold Auto Auction

Albuquerque, NM – This Friday, March 7, 2014, the United States Marshals Service in New Mexico is holding an auto auction in Albuquerque. The Marshals have over 31 vehicles going up for auction and are highlighting: 2008 Dodge Ram Mega-Cab, 2006 Mercedes Benz, custom built motorcycle chopper, Hummers H2 and H3, and this auction will also be featuring a 2008 Bombardier jet ski and a 2001 Yamaha ATV.

Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com. The auction will take place:

Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 10:00am
Apple Towing Company/Dugger Services
7601 San Pedro Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87109
www.appletowing.com

Preview times are Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 7, 2014 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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