The employee of the Office of Transportation Security (OTS) who went viral on social media after being accused of stealing $300 from a Chinese tourist denied that she tried to swallow the evidence that could be used against her.
A Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed the officer trying to swallow something believed to be the money she grabbed from the wallet of the victim.
According to OTS Administration Mao Aplasca, the suspect insisted that she was only eating a chocolate bar when the CCTV footage was taken.
“Nagsubmit siya ng supplemental affidavit niya sa ating investigation team na parang may kinain lang daw siyang tsokolate,” said Aplasca.
But according to Aplasca, they didn’t buy the alibi made by the officer.
“Hindi naman normal na ganun kumain ng tsokolate, na hirap na hirap at tinutulak pa niya, atsaka hindi mo kailangan ng tubig,” he stated.
The victim, Mr. Cai narrated that he was crossing the security screening when he noticed that there was missing in his wallet.
Authorities failed to convince Cai to file charges against the security personnel and left the country.
The suspect was currently suspended from her duties as a security officer as the investigation was still ongoing.