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Destruction of Unclaimed Property

Information About the Destruction of Unclaimed Property.

Claiming Property

If you are the rightful owner of an item, please contact the Evidence Unit at (505) 823-4600 or (505) 823-4616.

Proof of ownership and verification of eligibility to possess the unclaimed property is required prior to the return of any items.

Property not claimed within 30 days of this notice will be destroyed pursuant to NM state law Section 29-1-1.

 

The Albuquerque Police Department intends to dispose of a number of items acquired during its regular course of business.

The legal owners of these items are either unknown or have failed to respond to all attempts to contact them.

Unclaimed Property

Contraband, deadly weapons, firearms, ammo, and hazardous materials are destroyed.  Property valued at $50 or more is auctioned and the money is placed in the general fund. Some property, including contraband, may be used for government purposes.

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