Why in the Philippines destroy expensive sports cars?
In the Philippines destroyed 68 rare car
Demonstration “penalty” vehicles in the Philippines continues. This time the video hit the official destruction bulldozed 68 cars and motorcycles. The execution was carried out with the pump. In the background the announcer was saying, perhaps telling the story arrived on the show car, and around all sentenced to destruction Lamborghini, Porsche, BMW and other luxury cars stood onlookers. Interestingly, among them were the owners of the machines?
So, why destroy the car? It has a logical explanation. The fact is that such actions in the Philippines are held exclusively by cars illegally imported into the country. That is, smuggling. It is, in fact, a theatrical performance is a direct message to rich people who do not wish to pay the outstanding state taxes on imported expensive goods.
The eccentric President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his direct statements against opponents and bitter fight against drug trafficking, for which it already had to chide some politicians of Western countries, it seems always appropriate to the regulatory process with extreme points of view.
Only in 2017 was destroyed smuggled vehicles nearly 3 million U.S. dollars. In this year the stock has managed to hold several times, dropping under the tracks of such cars as: Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911, Ford Mustang, numerous BMW, Nissan Skyline and many other cars. Vehicles were destroyed approximately 5.89 million dollars at the current rate.
Well the show was really excellent. The only thing that slightly confused – the total destruction of the machines. Wouldn’t it be better to resell the impounded cars? The money could be spent to charity or to Fund the budget. However, the security forces of the Philippines knows better what will work for potential offenders more: an opportunity to just lose a car or a well-loved look machine that contraband was in the country as a mangled pellet from scrap.