U.S. Marshals Service auctioning forfeited vehiclesPosted: Updated:
GUADALUPE, Ariz. – The U.S. Marshals Service, District of Arizona, is hosting an auction of forfeited vehicles.
The auction will take place at Apple Towing, located at 5720 East Mineral Road, on Saturday, November 23, beginning at 9:00 a.m. People may preview the forfeited vehicles on Friday, November 22, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and on Saturday, November 23, from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
The U.S. Marshals Service plays an important role in the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program. They help manage and get rid of more than 23,000 items such as vehicles, aircraft, real property, and jewelry that were used in federal crimes and seized by law enforcement. The seized items are worth about $2.4 billion total.
“Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to compensate victims of crime and innocent third parties, supplement funding for federal law enforcement initiatives, and are often shared with our state and local law enforcement partners to further public safety efforts in their respective communities,” said U.S. Marshal David. P. Gonzales.