Is the dreaded "Laglag Bala" modus back?

An elderly couple recently fell victim to the scheme.

Laglag Bala


( It seems like the infamous "Laglag Bala" modus has made a comeback at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Salvacion Cortabista and her husband Esteban, both in their seventies, were apprehended by airport officials after a .38-caliber bullet was allegedly found in the former’s bag this week, Manila Bulletin reports.



The two senior citizens were already past the Bureau of Immigration counter when the next x-ray machine indicated a bullet inside Mrs. Cortabista's bag.


The elderly couple denied any knowledge of the bullet allegedly found in their possession, saying they had no idea how the bullet got into the bag.



Intending to visit a daughter in San Diego, the couple has decided to cancel their trip instead.


The "Laglag Bala" modus became an issue in 2015 after numerous victims, including foreigners, complained of allegedly being extorted by airport personnel due to the scheme.

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