The job of airport security is to confiscate dangerous items from suitcases, but travellers have recently found the opposite is true in the Philippines’ Manila Airport, where staff have allegedly been dropping bullets into the bags of unsuspecting passengers.
A Filipino worker and Japanese tourist were detained in the swindle at the Southeast Asian nation’s main gateway. Other targets have reportedly been taken to court for refusing to pay fines.
A latest passenger 65 year old woman was prevented from boarding her plane to Singapore after her bag was found with a bullet after going through the X-ray examination at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
In a report by GMA news program 24 Oras Bam Alegre, the passenger Nimfa Fontamillas was to fly to Singapore to watch her grand son’s participation in the 2015 Singa Cup.
In Davao City, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, reacting to the outcries of citizens to the seemingly growing racket dubbed “tanim-bala,” said that if he were president, he would make the ones responsible for the mess swallow those bullets.
Speaking at his regular TV program “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” on Sunday, Nov. 1, Duterte said once again that he has no ambition to become president, but that if he’d become one, he would make those involved eat those bullets.
Duterte said he believes a syndicate is behind the “tanim-bala” that are happening in airports.