TripAdvisor user wrote about ‘laglag bala’ experience in 2012


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How’s this for a throwback entry that’s right on target?

In a review posted on travel website TripAdvisor back in Sep 17, 2012, a UK-based man using the handle “BritPaul,” revealed that when his daughter was at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), they encountered a bullet-related scam.  

READ: First person: I was the bullet scam victim from 2012

“According to the TripAdvisor use, NAIA airport staff found a bullet casing in his daughter’s bag and asked for USD$1,000 in exchange for fixing her case by erasing the security X-Ray image showing the prohibited item,” reports Nimfa U. Rueda in Philippine Daily Inquirer.

BritPaul wrote: “(The staff) ‘found’ a bullet casing and told her there would be an investigation and that she would have to miss her flight. Obviously, she was very frightened and distressed.”

BritPaul went on to relate that because his daughter only had USD$100, she was “taken to an ATM and the agent pocketed the money.”

The report noted: “BritPaul said that he was going to file a complaint with the tourism and airport authorities and contact the media, but it was not known if he pushed through with his plan.”

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