The proceeds of crime, now on ebay. Answered
It has been legal for some time now for UK law enforcement agencies to confiscate "the proceeds of crime" - the stuff that crooks buy with their ill-gotten gains.
Not the stolen goods, but stuff legitimately bought with cash earned by illegitimate means.
Leicestershire police have gone a step further, and are trialling selling said goods on ebay.
Looking at their list, I'm not surprised to see heavy gold chains, TVs and game systems, but a flute?
Leicestershire police ebay list