The MV 'Albernina' motor cruiser and 57 ft yacht, 'Golem', which were seized in separate operations by law enforcement officials for smuggling firearms.
On Thursday 25th August at 6pm, Wilsons Auctions Unreserved Government & Property Auction will take place at the Belfast branch, in Northern Ireland. It will contain a large number of high value items going under the hammer to include a range of luxury watches; Rolex, Breitling & Cartier, cars to include a Mercedes Benz C200 Sport, jet skis, diamond jewellery and a range of electronics.
Alongside these exciting lots we have the 57-foot yacht Golem and the 38-foot motor cruiser MV Albernina being auctioned with no reserve.
The “Golem” a 57-foot Nordia sloop yacht was intercepted by government officials on 31 August 2015 carrying almost a tonne of cocaine across the Atlantic from the southern Caribbean. The sailors onboard were sentenced to more than 34 years in prison.
Forensic tests on the packages revealed the cocaine was 70 percent pure, and if adulterated and sold in the UK would have had a potential street value of around £120 million.
The yacht will be sold alongside the 38-foot motor vessel “MV Albernina” which was used in the importation of firearms and resulted in the largest seizure of automatic weapons on the UK mainland. Visit http://bit.ly/WA_UGA for details on all of the entries for this auction.
Online bidding will also be available. To register please call 028 9034 2626 or visit our website and fill in the online form. Viewings for all of the vessels are strictly by appointment only.