For Immediate Release
|July 05, 2016||
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9075;
Mike Scully, Apple Auctioneering (281) 723-1020
U.S. Marshals Selling Collection of Nine
High-end Vehicles from Miami Drug Kingpin Case
Vehicles include an Enzo Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Maybach 57S,
Rolls-Royce Ghost, Ferrari F430 and luxury SUVs
Miami, FL - U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. announces that the U.S. Marshals Service is holding an online auction, ending Thursday at 11 a.m., for the sale of 10 high-end vehicles at www.appleauctioneeringco.com. Nine of the vehicles are from the drug kingpin Alvaro Lopez Tardón case in Miami.
The auction, already underway, has drawn hundreds of bids. A 2003 Ferrari Enzo, with 13,088 miles, is currently at more than $1.9 million.
The vehicles will be shown during a preview Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Miami Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125.
Vehicles being sold from the Tardón case include an Enzo Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Ferrari F430, Maybach 57S, and four luxury SUVs (two Mercedes and two Range Rovers). A Bentley Continental GTC, also for sale in this auction, is from a New Jersey case.
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