No, Albuquerque police should not be able to seize assets with a ban in place. If there is, in fact, a ban in place, then the police and any means of authority should not be able to seize anything, especially assets. They have to follow the law too, just like we do.
They need to wait until the ban is lifted, if it is ever lifted to seize assets. Seizing assets now would be both immoral and illegal. They should not take advantage of the people they are sworn to serve and protect. They are not thier to protect their own interests and to serve their own agenda.
I believe that the laws around asset seizures from private citizens by the police are in need of a desperate overhaul. At the moment the rights held by the police are tipped too far on the scales towards authoritarianism and instead some be reviewed in light of civil liberties and freedoms.
The state of New Mexico bans the practice of civil asset forfeiture, such that police agencies can not seize property from innocent people. The property can only be taken if a person is guilty of a crime. The Albuquerque police department needs to review the laws and procedures that are in place. Police departments in the past would seize vehicles and it created a hardship for citizens.