For the Philippines and particularly its department of tourism, the oft-repeated extortion scheme has been hugely damaging
Legislators of the Philippines have called for an investigation in the racket that involves passengers having bullets dropped into their luggage by security staff, who then demand on-the-spot ‘fines’.
Over the past six months Philippineslifestyle.com has posted numerous articles of people falling victim to the scam – from Davao to Manila and in between, no large scale airport has been immune.
Officials at Manila’s NAIA Airport say they have stepped up surveillance but the problem continues.
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