Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya will discuss the tanim-bala (bullet planting) scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with officials of various agencies today.
In a radio interview, Abaya said the meeting aims to consolidate all information from concerned agencies and the result of an investigation by airport officials and submit this to President Benigno Aquino 3rd.
Several passengers have fallen victim to the tanim-bala scam, the latest of whom was a woman who was to fly to Singapore. The mysterious discovery of bullets in the luggage of passengers have become rampant in recent weeks, with many of the victims claiming that these were planted.
Over the weekend, a Manila-bound passenger was also held at the Davao International Airport after live 9mm bullets were found in his luggage.