68 luxury cars, motorcycles valued at $5.2 million destroyed in smuggling crackdown

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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The Philippines president orders destruction of 68 luxury cars and motorcycles in anti-corruption crackdown.

CAGAYAN, Philippines -- Some of the most expensive cars in the world including, Lamborghini, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz were crushed into pieces during a smuggling crackdown in the Philippines.

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Bulldozers smashed more than 60 luxury cars, along with Harley Davidson motorcycles on July 30.

The confiscated haul was worth more than $5.2 million.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his tough anti-crime policies. He said the destruction was meant to show the country as a place of investment and his strong stance against illegal importers.