US Marshals Net More Than $200K From NM Auction

May 21, 2013

The U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque has auctioned seized vehicles and raised more than $200,000.

The agency said the auction over the weekend netted $212,175 for law enforcement and victims of crime groups. Among the items auctioned were a 1980 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $3,800 and a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $20,500.

Officials say the items auctioned once belonged to individuals and companies involved in criminal activity.

Proceeds from the auction also will be shared with state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigations leading to the forfeiture of the assets.