SAN DIEGO -

The San Diego Police Department was seeking an audit to determine what happened to $1 million seized from drug runners and other criminals.

The audit request comes after local media noted that police submitted a report to the federal government in 2010 that showed a closing balance of $1,153,426 in seized assets and a closing balance of $153,426 a year later, with no explanation as to how $1 million was spent.

The funds were passed onto the SDPD by U.S. Treasury agencies under a program that redirects assets from illegal activities to local local enforcement agencies, according to UT San Diego, which first reported the discrepancy.

"We acknowledge you have noted a discrepancy,'' SDPD spokesman Lt. Kevin Mayer said in a statement. "We have asked the City Comptroller to do a complete review and audit of the seized asset fund to see if there is an error.''