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Drug Lordís Ferrari Becomes a Police Car

The Columbian police has proudly unveiled their latest police car: a Ferrari 348 TS that no one wanted to buy. Or better said, a car that no one dared to buy.

The 1991 Ferrari 348 TS was owned by drug lord Luis Hernando Gůmez Bustamante. In 2004, Colombian police conducted raids against Gůmez Bustamante, stripping him of 68 farms, 24 offices and 17 parking lots as well as other items and properties, a total worth listed at over 100 million. Among the seized assets was his Ferrari. Bustamante was transported for extradition to the United States on charges of money laundering, drug smuggling and much more in 2007.

His Ferrari 348 TS was seized by Colombia’s National Drug Office (DNE), which was responsible for disposing of seized assets. This department has offered the Ferrari for sale, but in September the DNE was shut down because many seized assets mysteriously disappeared without explanation.

The V8 powered Ferrari has only driven 1,200 miles (1,900km) and was valued at US $ 250,000 by Colombian authorities, a far cry from the car’s current market value. But the DNE failed to sell the Ferrari and not only because of the price tag.

The DNE’s last director, Juan Carlos Restrepo, told The Associated Press he believes it couldn’t sell the Ferrari because buyers feared that Bustamante’s family might come looking for it and the drug office staff feared that if it fetched a low price at an auction they could be accused of selling the state short.

So now the Ferrari was turned into a police car. The 348 was painted green and white, the colors of Colombia’s national police. They will put the Italian sports car on show and plans to tour the country before parking it in a police museum.
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I wouldn't touch it!

Not so sure the cartels are going to appreciate his Ferrari being shown around as an example.
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drug lord has the last laugh...it's due for a major service.

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drug lord has the last laugh...it's due for a major service.

That is a good one. Just like bankers ? w/ smiles Jimmy
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drug lord has the last laugh...it's due for a major service.

I don't know - think they are both experiencing a little rear end shimmy

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Colombia putting it in a museum. Not sure why.

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They do the same thing in USA. Arrest the bad guy and paint "Police" all over the $100,000 car and drive it around to send a message that crime doesn't pay.

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In the Philippines, they publicly destroy (I mean "openly and completely") the exotic cars so they don't end up back in the hands of the bad guys.

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They do the same thing in USA. Arrest the bad guy and paint "Police" all over the $100,000 car and drive it around to send a message that crime doesn't pay.
In high school, there was a local sherrif that turned a 91 300zx TwinTurbo into a sheriff car. HKS intercoolers, Jim Wolf ecu etc etc. It was amazing to see that going down the road with a light bar. Seized from a drug dealer vinyled on the back window with a DARE sticker beside it.
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Hope they took it apart before putting it into service. Reminds me of the guy who bought a late model Ferrari and found a gram of coke in one of the cubbyholes.

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Kind of reminds me of the FBI agent couple years ago of F50 [ http://www.auto123.com/en/news/car-n...e?artid=131599 ] who wrecked the Ferrari/evidence while 'in transport'...still in the courts IIRC.

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i like the paint job.
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Kind of reminds me of the FBI agent couple years ago of F50 [ http://www.auto123.com/en/news/car-n...e?artid=131599 ] who wrecked the Ferrari/evidence while 'in transport'...still in the courts IIRC.


A determination was made in that case. The insurance company lost. The court decided the the FBI agent and ADA going for a joy ride weren't really at fault.

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