Philippines’ Duterte crushes $5.5m of luxury cars in anti-corruption drive

At left a crushed Lamborghini. At right Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

At left a crushed Lamborghini. At right Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

The smuggled vehicles seized by customs department include supercars as Lambos, Porsches, Mustangs and eight motorcycles reported worth 298 million Piso (Rs. 38.47 crore approx) were brutally destroyed.

But not all of the smuggled vehicles were destroyed, according to the Philippines Star In a speech Tuesday, Duterte said that 10 seized Hummers and vans should be given to the Philippines National Police and Armed Forces.

Yesterday, Philippine police vowed to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after Duterte promised no letup in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the global community. Earlier in 2018, President Duterte had ordered destruction of dozens of exotic vehicles which included Jaguars, BMWs and a Corvette Stingray worth around £850,000 (INR 7.64 crore).

Wearing a construction hat, Duterte watched as the cars were smashed from behind class.

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday spearheaded another destruction of contraband luxury vehicles and motorbikes to show his administration's resolve to fight smuggling and corruption.

Duterte, who is two years into a six-year presidential term, changed government policy regarding illegally imported cars.

Honestly, an auction is far less thrilling than watching bulldozers smash a line of cars like wannabe monster trucks. Rights groups charge that 12,000 people have died since he took office, but the government said 4,000 suspected drug users and dealers have died since the campaign against drugs started in July 2016.

THIS IS the moment 68 luxury cars and motorbikes were crushed by a bulldozer, following a crackdown on corruption in the Philippines. But it will get it destroyed.

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