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Miami drug kingpin's high-end vehicles hit the auction block

The U.S. Marshals Service is holding an online auction for the sale of 10 high-end vehicles, nine of which are from the drug kingpin Alvaro Lopez Tardn case in Miami.

2008 Bugatti Veyron (appleauctioneeringco.com)

The U.S. Marshals Service is holding an online auction for the sale of 10 high-end vehicles, nine of which are from the drug kingpin Alvaro Lopez Tardn 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, July 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Miami Marlins Park.

Vehicles being sold from the Tardn case include:

  • Enzo Ferrari
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • Rolls-Royce Ghost
  • Ferrari F430
  • Maybach 57S
  • 4 luxury SUVs (two Mercedes and two Range Rovers)

Photos: Miami drug kingpin's vehicles for auction

A Bentley Continental GTC, also for sale in this auction, is from a New Jersey case.

Tardn, 41, a Spanish national, was the head of an international narcotics trafficking and money laundering syndicate which distributed over 7,500 kilograms of South American cocaine in Madrid and laundered over $14 million in narcotics proceeds in Miami by buying high-end real estate, luxury and exotic automobiles and other high-end items.

After a seven-week trial in 2014, Tardn was convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 13 counts of money laundering. He was sentenced to 150 years and is serving his sentence at the Miami Federal Detention Center.