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The Criminal Assets Bureau has a really good rating on eBay

The agency sold a Rolex watch – that once belonged to a Limerick criminal – on the website last month.

Image: CAB

THE CRIMINAL ASSETS Bureau has got a ‘thumbs up’ from its first eBay client.

The agency tested out the online auction site last month as an avenue to sell off assets it seizes from criminals in the State.

The experiment involved a ladies Rolex watch that had been confiscated from a Limerick man in September.

The new owner was delighted with the whole process, giving user ‘ ‘proceedsofcrimeact1996‘ some stellar feedback.

“Great communication, very fast delivery. Great Seller, will buy again AAAA+,” they said, keeping the CAB’s rating at 100 per cent positive.

But, as of today, no further items have been put up for sale.

The used Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, worth about €9,000, was sold to the highest bidder for €7,000.

CAB had described the item as a Christmas present from 2011. It came with the original box, documentation and a 24-month jewellers guarantee from Keanes of Cork, Limerick and Killarney.

As with all CAB auctions of seized items, proceeds of the sale boost the Exchequer.

Read: CAB selling criminal’s Rolex…on eBay

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