Golden horde of seized goods to be auctioned in Northern Ireland
A treasure trove of seized gold, luxury goods and cars worth a cool half-a-million pounds will go under the hammer at Wilsons Auctions next week.
The two government auctions, featuring a selection of items seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, will include four gold bars with a combined weight of 17.9kg and a value of £275,000.
All will feature in a 48-hour online unreserved gold auction, running from midday on Wednesday until midday next Friday.
Bidders will also have the chance to purchase from a selection of luxury gold and diamond jewellery, including a diamond encrusted Monster logo necklace worth £170,000 during a unreserved government auction which will take place next Thursday from 6pm at the Belfast branch of Wilsons Auctions'
The auction, which has a total estimated retail value of £400,000 and is available to both physical and online bidders, will also include gold and silver ingots, over 25 high-value watches from brands including Rolex, Breitling and Cartier, and luxury cars from Land Rover, Audi and Volkswagen.
All lots are unreserved across both auctions and will go to the highest bidder at the fall of the gavel and with online bidding available the auction will appeal to a wide audience and highlight the range of seized assets Wilsons Auctions specialises in selling on behalf of its government and law enforcement clients.
Wilsons Auctions' government sales coordinator Michael Streight said he is looking forward to an exciting week.
"We're giving bidders the opportunity to purchase from a selection of criminal's seized gold bars and ingots worth £500,000 across two government auctions," he explained.
"In addition, we also have a selection of gold and diamond jewellery, luxury and designer goods in the unreserved government auction which will appeal to all fashion lovers. All items will be sold with no reserve and with online bidding available."