PASAY CITY – A 36-year-old woman bound for Bacolod was collared by the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group (PNP-AVSEGROUOP) on Sunday, 11 September 2022 after her baggage yielded a box containing fifty (50) pieces of suspected live ammunition of caliber 38mm while undergoing the usual security screening at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4.
Office for Transpotation Security (OTS) Security Screening Officer Razel Santonia was conducting x-ray screening of baggage after noticing an unusual image resembling a prohibited item.
The baggage was inspected in the presence of the passenger who was called upon together with law enforcement officers to witness the inspection, following the standard operating procedures.
The police on duty asked for corresponding documents, which the passenger failed to provide. Failing to do so, she was then arrested for violating Republic Act No. 10592.
While few pieces of ammunition which are brought without malicious intent will be simply confiscated and recorded, passengers who illegally transport and carry undocumented ammunition will be dealt with full extent of the law.
The OTS, together with other airport authorities, remind the public to check for items prohibited at the airport before their scheduled travel to avoid any inconvenience.