Smuggled vehicles worth ₱58M destroyed in Manila, CDO

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Courtesy: Bureau of Customs

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) simultaneously destroyed 21 smuggled motor vehicles, including luxury cars, with a total value of ₱58.55 million in Manila and Cagayan de Oro on Friday.

In a statement, the agency said the vehicles were shipped into the country by different consignees and seized on separate occasions from 2018 to 2020.

At Port Area in Manila, the BOC destroyed seven luxury cars: a brand-new McLaren 620R, a used Hyundai Genesis, a used Bentley 2007, one used Porsche 911 C2S, one used Mercedes-Benz, one unit of Lotus, and one Toyota Solara. The smuggled vehicles were brought in from the Manila International Container Port (MICP), Port of Manila, and Port of Subic.

Meanwhile, 14 knocked-down used Mitsubishi Jeeps seized by the Port of Cagayan de Oro were also destroyed at Diamond Logistic in Baloy, Brgy. Tablon.

This is the second condemnation activity by the BOC this year. The first one held on February 9 involved 17 smuggled units from MICP and the ports of Cebu and Manila.