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Philippines’ Duterte reduces smuggled luxury cars to a pile of scrap

An emblem of a Jaguar is seen after it was destroyed together with other condemned smuggled luxury cars in Metro Manila, Philippines February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

By: Kiran Paul

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines personally witnessed the destruction of smuggled luxury cars on Tuesday as bulldozers and backhoes smashed Porsches, Mercedes, Jaguars and Corvettes. The demolition of the 20 cars at Manila port, valued at P61.6 million (£0.85 million), is intended to reinforce his tough stance against crime and corruption. “Give it to the buyer of steel,” Duterte instructed the officials after the cars were reduced to piles of scrap in a little over three minutes. “They cannot have cars like that. But they can get something, make toys out of it,” he added. Duterte has earlier said…

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