An airport worker of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) is under investigation for alleged theft following an incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.
OTS spokesperson Kim Marquez said one of their checkpoint supervisors reported that a passenger lost $300 on Sept. 8, prompting them to initiate a probe.
The OTS has identified one screening officer as of Monday afternoon and is still investigating whether other personnel are involved, Marquez said.
The OTS is working closely with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Philippine National Police Aviation Security in addressing the issue, the OTS said.
Last March, a screening personnel was arrested for allegedly stealing a watch from a passenger at the NAIA Terminal 1. The incident prompted the OTS to prohibit jackets and pockets on the personnel’s uniform.