Remember the Cagayan de Oro-bound Ferrari which was seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last November 2017? President Rodrigo Duterte has just made a new directive ordering the destruction of all smuggled luxury cars.
The 2005 Ferrari F430 together with two others: a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo and a 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago, were among several smuggled luxury vehicles confiscated by BOC last year.
The usual practice based on the existing law at BOC is to auction the confiscated items but according to Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, smugglers are not deterred by the seizure by the BOC since they can always recover the goods by winning at the auction. He said the destruction of the seized goods will send a strong message to smugglers. Meanwhile, the destruction of seized items is only applicable to fake items in accordance with the Intellectual Property Rights Law as well as the Customs Law.
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View our post last November below.