Were 71-year-old and mother with baby latest victims of bullet scam?

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Two Caught in Same Day For Bullets at NAIA – A 71-Year-Old and a Mother with Baby Heading for Davao City – www.philippineslifestyle.com

Two woman were apprehended this Monday for carrying bullets inside their bags at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The first was 71-year-old Antonina Agustin, who was at the airport to pick up her relatives when two bullets were detected inside her purse during the initial screening at NAIA Terminal #3.

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The two bullets were said to be of two different calibres, one was a 9mm and the other a 38 cal.

The second was a mother bound for Davao City with her baby – she was apprehended at NAIA Terminal #3 for carrying a 9mm bullet.

According to airport authorities, 35-year-old Edna Sanchez and Antonina Agustin both admitted their bullets were for protection, calling them talismans or amulets.

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15 airport security officers are still under investigation over the alleged bullet planting scam – all have been placed on “restricted status.”

NBI officials said today that no official report saying the extortion scheme is happening, has not been confirmed.

 

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