Philippines: Manila flyers wrap bags to avoid tampering.
MANILA: Officials on Monday noted that an increasing number of departing mostly Filipino passengers at the country’s premier airport have been wrapping their bags and luggage with plastic as a precaution against being victimised in a new extortion scam allegedly perpetrated by a syndicate composed of policemen and luggage inspectors that has drawn nationwide anger and indignation. Officials said there was a noticeable rise in the number of departing passengers with plastic wrapped around their bags and luggage at the three terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Metro Manila. The move, officials explained, was a precaution against an alarming increase in the number of complaints from passengers victimised by the syndicate members engaged in the scam called “tanim bala” (live bullet planting) so they could extort money from them. During the x-ray examination, unscrupulous luggage inspectors would claim they found a bullet or two tucked inside and would threaten to arrest and file criminal charges against them if they refused to “settle” the case by paying a large sum of money. More information available here: http://gulftoday.ae/portal/4f48a3e6-57c4-455c-9f2f-d141d6638332.aspx
Source: Gulf News.
How Securoseal Protects.
Strap your suitcase closed, seal your zips and keep a numbered receipt.
Stronger than 2x your maximum check in weight. Securoseal stays sealed.
Tamper evident technology helps you detect a tampering event.
Highly sensitive tamper indication with a unique identity number. Tampering in any direction will create a void tamper pattern.
load bearing seal.
Strong enough to hold double the maximum checked weight limit for luggage. Once sealed, tampering in any direction will cause the surface to fragment.
Isolate zips with a single use cable tie. Includes an internal ‘one way’ metal sealing device. Numbered & bar coded to match the unique identity number of your seal. Once sealed, attempted removal will leave tamper evidence on the cable tie.
Each seal is marked with a unique identity number and includes a tamper evident receipt that is adhesive. Keep the receipt with you to verify the identity number of your seal.
At your destination, your seal can be released without cutting tools. Use of this function will leave tamper evidence on the buckle.