Drug Kingpin's Pricey Cars Up for Auction

Nine luxury vehicles that once belonged to a drug kingpin now imprisoned in Miami are being put on the auction block by the U.S. Marshals Service.

The vehicles include an Enzo Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Ferrari F430, Maybach 57S, and four luxury SUVs including two Mercedes and two Range Rovers. A 10th car, a Bentley Continental GTC from a case in New Jersey, is also part of the auction.

The cars will be shown during a preview Wednesday at Marlins Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The online auction, which is being operated by Apple Auctioneering, has already begun and closes Thursday at 11 a.m.

The nine cars once belonged to drug kingpin Alvaro Lopez Tardon, who was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering and was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2014.

Authorities say the 41-year-old Tardon, 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.

Tardon is serving his sentence at the Miami Federal Detention Center.

For more information on the auction, click here.

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