Feds selling future classic cars seized in big drug bust

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A 1993 Toyota Supra Pro-Street/Strip is one of multiple future classic cars seized during a drug bust that will be auctioned off by the federal government. | Apple Auctioneers photos
A 1993 Toyota Supra Pro-Street/Strip is one of multiple future classic cars seized during a drug bust that will be auctioned off by the federal government. | Apple Auctioneers photos

More than 20 vehicles — some of them certain future classic cars — seized in a $5 million marijuana bust in Oklahoma are being auctioned by the federal government.

The 21 cars were formerly owned by Kong Meng Vang, who was arrested last year as part of one of the biggest drug busts in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, history. The Tulsa World reported that a rental truck on Vang’s property contained 1,500 pounds of marijuana. In addition to the cars, investigators seized guns, ammunition and multiple other properties.

“Vang profited by fueling the addiction of others. He sold, literally, tons of marijuana in northeastern Oklahoma,” U.S. attorney Trent Shores told the news outlet.

“With his illegal drug profits, he purchased modified race cars, some of which looked like they were straight off the set of The Fast and The Furious. But here’s the deal: Drug dealers don’t get to keep the luxury items they purchased with illicit drug proceeds.”

Vang also owned Vang’s Dyno Performance, a shop that specialized in performance vehicles. A worker told the World that some of Vang’s cars are “very desirable.”

Most of the cars that Vang owned are not street legal, per the auction site. Among those are two Mitsubishi Lancer Evos, a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, a 1996 Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo, a 1998 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo, a 1996 Toyota Supra and even a 1993 Toyota Supra Pro-Street/Strip that comes complete with its own drag chute in a bag that reads “LOL BYE.”

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Some of the desirable street-legal cars include a 2009 Nissan GT-R, a 1991 Acura NSX, a 1972 Datsun 240Z Pro-Street and a 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo.

The auction is open through April 1.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder how profit the government will make off people who are addicted to marijuana legally? "Fueling addiction" lol yeah right

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