Manila airport ‘bullet scam’ to be investigated
Authorities in the Philippines have called for an investigation into an alleged ‘bullet scam’ at Manila's international airport following complaints from travellers.
The alleged scam sees bullets being placed in a passenger’s luggage, and the passenger then being forced to pay a fine after the bullets are ‘discovered’ during the security screening. In the two most recent reported incidents, a Japanese tourist was arrested for not having the appropriate authorisation for carrying ammunition after two bullets were found in his luggage, and an overseas Filipino worker detained after a bullet was found in her hand luggage. Read more: bbc.co.uk