Duterte leads destruction of smuggled cars in Cagayan

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2018 07:49 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday led the destruction of smuggled cars at Port Irene in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.

It was Duterte’s second visit to Cagayan to witness the destruction of smuggled luxury cars. The first was held last March 14.

Bulldozers destroyed a total of 68 contraband luxury vehicles valued at P277.9 million and 8 luxury motorbikes worth P19.5 million in front of the President and Cagayan Economic Zone Authority CEO Raul Lambino.

Among the luxury cars destroyed were Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche Carrera and Mercedez Benz SLK 280. 

Car models from 2006 were the newest among the condemned vehicles.

It has been Duterte’s policy to destroy smuggled luxury vehicles to discourage smugglers. The President believes car smugglers still rake in profits from the selling of seized cars.