BOC destroys 21 smuggled cars in Manila and Cagayan de Oro

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) destroyed 21 smuggled cars worth P58 million in Manila and Cagayan de Oro today. 

Seven vehicles from the Manila International Container Port (MICP), Port of Manila (POM), and Port of Subic were gathered then crushed in Port Area, Manila.

The smuggled cars are: A brand-new McLaren 620R, used Hyundai Genesis from POM, 2007 Bentley, Porsche 911 C2S, and a Mercedes-Benz from MICP. The Bentley, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz are also used-cars, the BOC said. 

Bureau of Customs 2 - BOC destroys 21 smuggled cars in Manila and Cagayan de Oro

Bureau of Customs 3 - BOC destroys 21 smuggled cars in Manila and Cagayan de Oro

A Lotus and a Toyota Solara from the Port of Subic were also destroyed. 

In the Port of Cagayan de Oro, 14 Mitsubishi jeeps seized in that area were likewise destroyed at Diamond Logistic in Baloy, Barangay Tablon, according to a report from the Philippines News Agency (PNA).

The vehicles were shipped into the country by different consignees, and seized on separate occasions from 2018 to 2020, the PNA report added. 

The destruction of the vehicles is pursuant to the Presidential Directive 2017-447, in which President Duterte reiterated the need to destroy smuggled vehicles. 

Photos from the Bureau of Customs

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