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City of Cozumel hoping to auction 3,000 unclaimed motorbikes

Cozumel, Q.R. — The city of Cozumel says that they have approximately 3,000 motorbikes at the impound that they are hoping to auction off in the near future.

Juan Carlos Villanueva López, senior officer of the City of Cozumel told Palco Quintanarroense that they have accumulated thousands of motorbikes that were involved in accidents or impounded for infractions. The bikes remain in their possession either because they are inoperable or because their owners did not want to pay the fine to retrieve them.

This has left the city impound with nearly 3,000 bikes he says they hope to auction off to people who either want a bike for transportation or a bike for parts.

The bikes, which are sheltered in the municipal corralón, will be auctioned as scrap or used to new owners over the next few months as soon as the city completes the paperwork it takes to have the bikes legally declared as abandoned.

He said first, that decision will have to go through the Cabildo Municipal before the declaration of abandonment process can begin, which would then allow the auction.

Villanueva López says anyone who has a bike in the municipal corralón they wish to recover needs to approach the Municipal Treasury to make arrangements to release their bike, otherwise, he says interested parties can be attentive to the announcement of the dates for the bike auction.