A departing passenger was cuffed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 for allegedly trying to get a dismantled firearm through security.
Airport security screeners in gate 6 noticed on the x-ray monitor an unknown image resembling a firearm in the backpack of a 38-year-old businessman from Subic, ABS-CBN News reports.
He was a departing passenger of Philippine Airlines flight PR 2543 bound for Dumaguete.
A search of the bag done in the presence of the owner yielded a PlayStation console box, with a gun wrapped in carbon paper hidden inside.
The suspct failed to present a permit for the firearm. he will be charged for illegal possession of firearms.