The president looked on as a digger drove over 68 luxury vehicles worth 277 million pesos and eight luxury motorbikes worth 19 million at Port Irene in Santa Ana, Cagayan, on Monday, July 30.
Before that smuggled vehicles sold at auction and the new method, according to the President of the Philippines, is a legitimate and cheap - it encourages foreign partners to legal businesses.
The government of Philippines has destroyed more than 75 luxury sports cars and motorcycles worth more than $5.5 million that had been smuggled into the country and seized by customs under a directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. At this point, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's actions are nearly ritualistic in his attempted crackdown on crime and government corruption. President Duterte watched sitting in safety glasses and a white construction hat. "And the only way to show it is that you are productive and that you have the economy, to absorb the productivity of the population".
In his speech at the National Security Council anniversary on Tuesday which was made public the next day, Duterte revealed that he saved over 10 contraband Hummers from being destroyed because he wants to give them to the police and military.
Duterte ordered the demolishment as part of his government's anti-smuggling and corruption campaign, according to a press release from the Cagayan Provincial Information Office. Now, Duterte has emphasized that the government is not to profit from any illegal activities. Duterte's policies are controversial, especially with his fight against drugs where thousands of suspected drugs dealers have been killed by the government raising questions about human rights violations. But it will get it destroyed.