Manila Phillipines: Alleged corruption of airport officials planting bullets in luggage to extort bribes from passengers

Posted on November 6, 2015 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Philippines, Tourist Warning, Travel Aviation, Travel News reported…The Department of Transportation of the Philippines is under fire after more than 20 people have come forward claiming airport officials planted bullets in their luggage to prevent them from boarding flights unless they paid a bribe.

Quartz reports that the cases have occurred in the capital city’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Foreign passengers are claiming that airport security staff intentionally planted bullets in their luggage, which are illegal to carry onboard a plane, and either levied a large fine or requested bribes to absolve them of their supposed violation of the law. The outlet notes that some of those detained were delayed from traveling for days and only those who paid extra fines were let out expeditiously. Read Article

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