A Transportation Security Personnel working at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was caught swallowing $300 from a Chinese passenger.
The incident was caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) where the female officer was seen putting the paper bill into her mouth to allegedly hide the money she grabbed from the tourist’s wallet.
The incident happened on September 8 and the victim was identified as Mr. Cai.
According to the report, Cai placed his wallet through the Advanced Imaging Technology Machine (AITM) when suddenly the officer brought the tray where the belongings of the victim were placed.
The CCTV footage then showed the officer holding something which was identified as money and putting it into her mouth.
Cai reported the incident when he noticed that something was missing in his wallet and when they reviewed the footage, they caught the actions done by the officer.
“She was seen to be having a hard time swallowing the bills despite drinking the bottled water earlier given to her,” the report said.
Officials suspected that the suspect was trying to ensure that she would never be caught by swallowing the evidence.
The tourist refused to file official charges against the officer, but the Office of the Security Personnel (OTS) already suspended her.