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Luxury Cars Destroyed

Luxury Cars Destroyed

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President of the Philippines oversees destruction of luxury machines worth £4 million

A total of 76 high-end vehicles were smashed up as part of a high-profile crime-fighting campaign

The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has overseen the public destruction of £4 million worth of luxury cars and bikes as part of a campaign against smuggling.

Luxury cars destroyed in Phillippines

The stunt saw 68 cars and eight motorbikes destroyed by construction machinery in front of an audience to demonstrate Duterte’s stance against corruption and deter future attempts to import cars to the Philippines illegally.

A full list of the vehicles involved was not available, but footage shows exotic models from the likes of Lamborghini and Porsche being crushed.

Duterte condemned the smuggling in a public speech and spoke of his anti-corruption stance. He said:

You have to show to the world that you have a viable place for investment and business. Before a place can really be developed or become a viable place to do business, you have to first establish law and order.

Close up of luxury cars and bikes being destroyed in Phillippines

This isn’t the first time Duterte has destroyed a number of exotic vehicles in such a public fashion. In February, a bulldozer was used to crush illegally imported cars in exactly the same way — albeit on a smaller scale.

At the time, Duterte’s finance minister Carlos Dominguez sent a warning to potential smugglers in the country. He said:

It does not pay to evade taxes in the Philippines so you might as well stop trying, because you will never succeed.

 

Great message to send to the world that crime doesn't pay.  Shame about all those beautiful cars though!