Hummers smuggled to the security forces, says Duterte
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte, who often oversees the destruction of illegally imported vehicles for the purpose of stopping smuggling, wants to give Hummer vehicles seized to the police and the army . that 10 Hummers and vans were not destroyed when sentencing about 297 million pesos in luxury cars and contraband motorcycles in the port of Port Irene, Sta. Ana, Cagayan Monday
The President stated that the Hummer vehicles, the civilian version of the utility vehicle "Humvee" M998, were to be distributed to the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
do not destroy [these] because I will give [these] to the army and the police for their use, "Duterte said.
"So you'll have Hummers. The armed forces currently have at least 23 "Humvees", which are used as ambulances, according to an AFP press release of January 2015
. The chief executive also said that the vans will be donated to the cities of Cagayan.
Among those destroyed last Monday were nine Mercedes-Benzs, seven BMWs, five Porsches, 11 Nissan Fairladys, two Nissan Skylines, one ST Jaguar, ten Toyota, two Ford Mustangs, one Lamborghini Gallardo, two Mazdas, three Hyundais and two cars. Honda
Eight Harley Davidsons, two "Choppers" and a Triumph were also crushed by a bulldozer.
Last February, Duterte He declared that he would no longer accept the auction of smuggled luxury cars because importers took advantage of them to circumvent the customs duty . Instead, he wants to destroy them all.
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