Another bullet has been discovered in the suitcase of an American at the NAIA, Terminal #1 on Tuesday.
Officers confiscated the item and allowed Kauffman to board her flight.
“The bullet did not have any gunpowder unlike White’s,” a spokesman said – referring to the bullet authorities claimed they found in Lane Michael White’s suitcase on September 17.
Mr White, a departing American missionary, denied the bullet was his and claimed it was a set-up.
Mr White claimed that he was extorted in the set-up, saying he refused to pay the 30,000 peso bribe by several security personnel assigned to the airport. He was subsequently arrested and detained.
Mr White’s case and that of a wheelchair-bound balikbayan who claimed that she gave 500 pesos to OTS personnel who accused her of carrying two bullets in her bag led to allegations that some airport personnel were planting bullets in the luggage of passengers to extort money from them.
A new wave of security measures at NAIA is for passengers to open their luggage themselves to prevent the alleged planting of bullets by security personnel.
Airport security authorities say that additional closed-circuit TV cameras will be installed to monitor and minimise similar incidents.
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