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    Seized assets from drug busts (and how to buy them).

    In the Edmonton news this week, there was lots of talk of the police claiming the assets from illegal crime.

    This could be vehicles, real estate, etc.

    I'm wondering...do these items go up for sale to the general public? Do they sit in the police impound lot on Yellowhead Trail and then sold each month, or do they have their own sale?

    Am curious...nothing I want to run out and buy...but am just wondering what they do with all the goods seized from crime (especially the vehicles!).

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperminator View Post
    I used to see ads in The Edmonton Journal for Osman Auctions who would auction off such things. All I really remember was that they had items seized at the border such as high-end jewellery (diamonds, etc.) and watches (i.e. Rolex).
    I'm not sure if the seized goods go through regular auction or if they take a different path.

    Anybody know?

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    I have also heard in the news that sometimes these fine citizens that protect us sometimes keep these items and the sell them for personal profit. I think that had to do with guns if i recall. That was one that was in the news.. wonder how many things like that happen that dont make the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bud68 View Post
    I have also heard in the news that sometimes these fine citizens that protect us sometimes keep these items and the sell them for personal profit. I think that had to do with guns if i recall. That was one that was in the news.. wonder how many things like that happen that dont make the news.
    Paranoid much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceGuy View Post
    Jim,

    There are the occasional moral lapses in any group, even cops, though I'm more inclined to believe they are more likely to keep the occasional pretty bauble for themselves rather than selling it for gain.

    From my personal experience & long ago (circa 1982):

    My sister was dating a young RCMP constable who had a live & let live attitude with the town's young folks. He and the other young officers regularly seized beer & weed from young kids while just letting them off with a warning. This officer & his friends diligently made sure the beer went down the sewer & the drugs got burned by bringing it over to my sister's place after their shift was over.

    Times change, but human nature does not & the fact that these thing happen reflects upon the morality of individuals involved more than being an indictment of the police force they were employed by.
    I'm not so naive to believe it doesn't happen with the odd bauble, but selling a gun so that it goes back into the street and possibly kill them? I doubt it.
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    it would only make sense that seized items from criminal gains would be auctioned off in order to support the police force and pay for their salary and expenses instead of taking more money from tax dollars and letting the assets sit and collect dust

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