Philippines President Duterte destroys smuggled luxury vehicles

Philippines President Duterte destroys smuggled luxury vehicles

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was seen enjoying the destruction of more than 75 luxury sports cars and motorcycles that had been smuggled into the country and seized by customs. The 68 cars, which included Lamborghinis, Mustangs and Porsches, and eight motorcycles destroyed by the government on Monday, were reportedly worth a total of 298million Piso (£4.26million).

The President, wearing a white hard-hat, cheered on the bulldozers as they crushed the contraband vehicles in Sta Ana, Cagayan, in northern Philippines.

In a speech before the destruction took place, Duterte admitted that he knew he will not be able to eradicate corruption and smuggling in government during his term, but that bulldozing the cars was an important part of his plan. 'I did this [destroyed illegally imported cars] because you have to show to the world that you have a viable place of investment and business.

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