Aren’t you glad your tax dollars are going to fund government initiatives like this?

Video: Customs & Border Protection puts your tax dollars to good use

(Image: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)

Via Jalopnik:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials crushed a Land Rover Defender on Tuesday after it had been seized at the Port of Baltimore in April.

The LR Defender goes for about $25,000 in the rest of the world but can fetch six figures here in the US, reports the The Baltimore Sun. Customs found that the vehicle had its VIN swapped, as the car does not comply with American safety or emissions standards. Only Land Rovers older than 25 years of age can be imported to the Land of the Free.

The Feds released this photo of them crushing the 4×4, perhaps just to taunt American Land Rover fans. It’s like a public execution.

See video of the federal government hard at work after the jump!