How did Ronald Singson’s drugs get through NAIA? MIAA to investigate
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Chief Jose Honrado said the MIAA would conduct an investigation to find out how Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson was able to smuggle through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminal 2) in Manila the 26.1 grams of cocaine and 2 tablets of Valium he was caught with at the Chek Lap Kok International Airport in Hongkong on July 11, reports ABS-CBNNews.com.
Honrado said they are looking into any special treatment Singson might have been given at NAIA when he departed for Hongkong. "Masyado tayong friendly [We’re too friendly]," Honrado said, referring to security measures at the airport. Aside from investigating the "human factor," he said they would test the X-ray machines, which may not be capable of detecting small amounts of illegal substances, and check the actual process of going through immigration with an actual sample of drugs. "We might have to go through the actual check. Actual demo, sample of drugs. Let them go through the machines if the machines can really detect [small amounts of drugs] or not," he said, according to BomboRadyo.com.
According to BomboRadyo.com, the driver of an airport official who assisted Singson at the inspection line will also be investigated. The driver said Singson and his baggage went through the X-ray machine, and that Singson was also frisked. Honorado also said that the crietria for giving special airport access passes is now up for review.