Authorities on Friday arrested a member of the notorious Salisi Gang wanted for victimizing air travelers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Joint forces from the Manila International Airport Authority-Police Department and Pasay City Police conducted an entrapment operation to arrest Rey Asumbrado in a fastfood restaurant in Pasay City.
Police said Salisi Gang members lurk anywhere where there are people—malls, restaurants, airports, fastfood joints and computer shops—and are just waiting for victims to get distracted. They either divert their victims’ attention or wait until their targets are distracted before they move in for the kill.
Asumbrado victimized an outbound passenger last Feb. 6 in Naia Terminal 2.
It was learned that he has previous criminal records also for the same offense in 2012 and 2017 in Terminal 3.