OFW, doctor arrested for carrying bullets in airports
Despite constant reminders from authorities, some airline passengers were still apprehended in airports Thursday for carrying bullets, a report on "24 Oras" said.
According to GMA News' Oscar Oida in his report, an OFW departing for Riyadh was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 for carrying four live bullets for a .38 caliber pistol.
The OFW, identified only as "Anthony," did not deny that the bullets were his.
"Binigay po sa 'kin, nakalimutan ko lang pong i-alis dun sa pouch ko," said Anthony, a former security guard.
Anthony said he was aware of the reminders against bringing bullets in airports as he constantly followed the reports on the alleged "laglag bala" extortion racket in the news.
Meanwhile, in Naga City, a female doctor was apprehended in the airport for carrying five live 9mm rounds and two empty .45 shells in her bag.
According to Reymundo Torres, supervisor at Naga Airport, the doctor claimed the bullets may been left in her bag by her husband, who is a practical pistol shooter.
The doctor reportedly said her husband borrowed the bag when he applied for a license for his pistol. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News