In September 2015, reports of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila being reprimanded and fined for possessing ammunition began to receive attention from the public and later both the local and international press. These incidents were alleged to be part of a "bullet planting" scheme (locally known as laglag-bala [drop bullet] or tanim bala [plant bullet]) as a means of extortion. According to the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group (PNP-AVSEGROUP), at least thirty cases of the scheme were recorded in 2015, with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) recording five such incidents. The most heated in the News.

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