Albuquerque, NM - On May 31, 2012 the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off 20 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area.
98 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $110,450 dollars was raised. The highlight of the auction was a 2004 Kenworth Construct W900 Tractor. The Tractor sold for 27,200 dollars.
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.