Today the Belize Police Department held its Police Auction, where they auctioned off various impounded and found property that were never claimed. The police station’s gate on Queen Street, Belize City was surrounded by various people waiting to take home a bicycle or other items. Superintendent of Police, Carol Tucker, told us about where the money acquired from the action is invested.
Supt.Carol Tucker, O.C, Prosecution Branch: “The monies are paid into the police reward fund after the day’s sale. We have over a hundred bicycles, electrical items, we have three TVs and we have one boat and a motorcycle for sale. They used to do it at every district but what happened is for the past three years they started to do it only in Belize City so we collect all the items from the entire district and they come in Belize. The bicycles start from $5 some of the bicycles go all the way up to $50. The motorcycles it depends on the conditions it goes $75, $100, $250, $300 it all depends on the person who is doing the auction.”
Tucker noted that this even is held at the beginning and ending of every year.