NAIA Screening Officer Relieved, To Face Charges, Denies Stealing Money

Viral online is the video of this NAIA screening officer stuffing money inside her mouth who is now relieved.

Another theft involving a NAIA screening officer has taken place, OTS administrator USec. Mao Aplasca speaks about this.

Currently trending online is the video of a female security screening officer (SSO) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. She was caught on CCTV stuffing and seemingly swallowing $300 in paper bills inside her mouth.

U.S. $300 is around Php 17,000.00 and allegedly, she stole the bills from a departing Chinese passenger.

A “no pocket policy” for security personnel’s uniform has been implemented following the theft incidents that took place in March and this current incident is clearly a violation of this policy.

Authorities probed the alleged theft. OTS administrator USec. Mao Aplasca has spoken about this and shared that the said female officer has been relieved already. Once the investigation is done, she will be put under preventive suspension.

To recall, last February 2023, a Thai tourist caught a screening officer stealing money from the bag of his companion.

The USec added that the officer has denied the accusations despite the pieces of evidence that have been gathered.

“Mayroon kaming mga iba pang footages at mayroon kaming mga affidavit na hawak kaya sigurado kami na madi-dismiss ito sa serbisyo,” Aplasca said. The staff in the same post will also be put under investigation following this incident.

He added based on a report from ABS-CBN, “Ang amin pong pangako ay hindi kami titigil hanggang ‘yung huling scalawag ay maalis namin sa aming hanay.”

Meanwhile, the recent incident occurred on September 8, 2023, at around 8:20 p.m. and this was during the manual search of the bag the SSO conducted.

From 2022 to March 10, 2023, a total of 61 OTS personnel were sanctioned, and this incident with the female officer will be an addition to the list.

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