Philippines: 3 airport staff charged over planting bullets on elderly travelers.

MANILA, Philippines – Two agents of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and an airport wheelchair attendant at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were charged by the Pasay City prosecutor’s office in connection with the alleged tanim-bala or bullet-planting scheme that recently victimized an elderly couple.

OTS agents Ferdinand Morales and Fatti Dame Go and attendant Niño Namba were charged for planting evidence under Article V, Section 38 of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law, robbery with intimidation and unjust vexation.

Salvacion Cortabista,75, and husband Esteban,78, filed the complaints.

The couple claimed that they were victimized by the OTS personnel who found a live .38 caliber bullet in the hand carry bag of Salvacion at the departure area of the NAIA Terminal 1 on April 19. The couple denied owning the bullet.

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Source: PhilStar Global

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