Customs finds P500 million worth of luxury cars in QC, Pampanga

Updated Oct 25, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Owner/s are given 15 days to present appropriate importation documents.

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) continues to find imported vehicles that were said to be illegally brought into the country. Recently, the BOC confiscated 11 luxury cars in Quezon City which have a combined market value of Php 100 million. These vehicles include a Nissan GT-R, Ford Shelby GT500, Lamborghini Murciélago, among others.

Bureau of Customs seized Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari F12

BOC seized Php 500 million worth of luxury cars

Not even a month after, the BOC has yet confiscated luxury cars and motorcycles in separate inspections of two showrooms in Quezon City and Pampanga. But this time, the government agency hit a big one as the estimated market value of the assumed illegally luxury vehicles is worth around half a billion pesos.

The inspections were conducted based on an intelligence report that smuggled luxury vehicles were stored in the two showrooms. This prompted Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero to issue a letter of authority (LOA) to receive a go signal for the inspection.

Based on the press photo from BOC, it shows that two of the confiscated vehicles were the Ferrari F12 (white) and Lamborghini Gallardo (green). The Ferrari F12 is a V12-powered supercar that had a production run from 2012 to 2017, while the Lamborghini Gallardo is a V10-powered sports car that was succeeded by the Hurácan.

Bureau of Customs seized cars worth Php 500 million

The ruling as to where the vehicles will end up is yet to be decided

Other luxury car brands that were reported to be in the two showrooms include Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Land Rover. Motorcycles were also confiscated by the government agency including a Ducati. All the motor vehicles found are said to not have appropriate importation documents.

With that in mind, BOC gave 15 days for the owner of the luxury vehicles to present the appropriate importation documents. The government agency said that if the owner fails to comply with the order, it will result in the seizure and forfeiture of the vehicles. As such, the confiscated luxury vehicles will likely end up in a scrapyard just like what happened to the McLaren 620R special edition seized last year.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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