London-bound Filipina one of three arrested in bullet scam at Manila Airport

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A Filipina headed to London, was arrested by Ninoy Aquino International Airport security cam merchants after they claimed she was carrying an M-16 rifle bullet in a medicine pouch inside her carry-on bag.

She was the third person arrested at the airport yesterday.

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A 68-year-old woman stitched up when it was “discovered” she was wearing a necklace with a pendant that resembled a bullet.

The third was a Filipino who reportedly had a .22 cal. pistol that had five live bullets inside.

The PNP-Aviation Security Group will investigate the three cases after the Office of Transportation Security personnel forwarded the three to them.

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Security personnel said they held Monalist Rico at 11.30am after lying about finding a rather large M-16 rifle bullet in her bag.

55-year-old Rico was invited to London by her son, a British citizen, to spend the holidays with him in the big city.

Rico was arrested attempting to board Philippine Airlines flight PR 720, which had a lift-off time of 2pm and a layover in Hong Kong.

Rico was at the final security check point when the scam took place.

The 68-year-old woman (who is yet to be identified) was allowed to board her flight after explaining the pendant she was wearing was not in fact a bullet, but an amulet given to her to protect her from evil (so, only partially effective).

Security personnel said the third person stopped for planted bullets was a man who was carrying a loaded gun bound for the United States via Delta Air.

59-year-old Ramon Laorca admitted to having the gun on him, saying “because of my stupidity, i forgot to leave it at home.”

So far, 139 live ammunition scams have been reported in recent months – of these cases, 51 have led to a case being filed.

 

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