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Fishermen catch a Porsche

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    The vehicle sold to a Beihai scrap metal dealer for 4000 yuan ($650).

A deep-sea fishing crew was amazed to net a Porsche Cayenne SUV.

The ocean is full of surprises, and some Chinese fishermen got a huge one when they found a Porsche in their nets. 

The Cayenne SUV – which sells from around $110,000 here – was landed while the crew was recently fishing off the Coast of Beihai.

The Cayenne was covered in seaweed and barnacles, with its state pointing to it having been underwater for at least two years according to experts called in to assess it.

Reports on suggest that the waters and coastal areas around Beihai are a hotspot for smugglers bringing in luxury goods to escape the huge import tariffs China imposes.

It’s believed the smuggler possibly pushed the Porsche overboard after spotting a customs patrol. 

The vehicle, which would have netted the smuggler a sizable profit, sold to a Beihai scrap metal dealer for 4000 yuan ($650).

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  • I completely agree with Ian Kiernan. And any argument about China being a "developing" country, forget that one!

    William of Adelaide Posted on 22 December 2012 6:14am
  • I'm pretty sure SpongeBob had one of those.

    the Truth of Melbourne Posted on 21 December 2012 2:27pm
  • If customs were an issue then give them a few dollars and all would have been OK - Money talks no matter which country your in.

    William of Shanghai Posted on 21 December 2012 12:57pm
  • With regards to the Chinese "Huge Tarrifs" I would suggest that Australia adopt a policy of matching tarrifs with Trading Partners so that we have a level playing field.

    Ian Kiernan of Frankston 3199 Posted on 21 December 2012 12:35pm
  • surely the identifiers could be used to track back to an owner, and where it was stolen from. THAT would be interesting.

    Mick of QLD Posted on 21 December 2012 11:58am
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