Despite their perfect working order, these luxury cars were destroyed by the Philippine customs office.
Philippine customs destroy luxury cars – Face au the scourge of smuggling, the country’s Customs Office invited the local press to the destruction of 21 vehicles with a total estimated value of 1 million euros.
A long list
Among the unfortunate victims were notably a McLaren 620R, a Bentley Flying Spur and an Porsche 911, but also a Mercedes SLK, a Lotus Elise, cut Hyundai Genesis modified and a Toyota Solara.
Make an impression
According to the customs office, the vehicles were illegally imported into the Philippines, then entered on various occasions from 2018 to 2020. They were destroyed “in accordance with Presidential Directive 2017-447, in which President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterated the need to destroy contraband vehicles for send a strong message to smugglers. “
The last round of destruction was the second government “condemnation activity” this year, the customs office having already destroyed 17 vehicles last February. At the time a BMW Z1, a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Lamborghini Gallardo had paid the price for this political initiative sharply criticized by some fellow citizens wondering why the government hadn’t auctioned off the vehicles and used the funds for charity.
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