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Duterte orders destruction of Lamborghini, luxury cars in anti-graft sweep

A LAMBORGHINI supercar was among dozens of luxury vehicles worth millions destroyed by a bulldozer on Monday, amid Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s stern crackdown on corruption. The president watched on as a bulldozer crushed 76 smuggled cars and motorbikes, including models by Mercedes-Benz, Porche and Harley-Davidson worth US$5.5 million, according to the CNN. The government, in a statement, said the vehicles were part of a haul of 800 that were imported into the Southeast Asian country through illegal means. SEE ALSO: Duterte’s stance on human life ‘illogical’, says top bishop  “You know, before a place can really be developed or a viable place to do business, you have to establish first law and order,” Duterte said. Why not sell them off? The destruction ceremony on Monday marks the second time this year that Duterte has personally overseen the disposal of exquisite vehicles. During a similar event in February, Duterte watched the destruction...

 

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