Filipina misses Dubai flight after being duped by swindler
The swindler was once apprehended in a manhunt operation.
Airport cops apprehended a infamous swindler in a manhunt operation on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal three.
The manhunt operation was once carried out Tuesday afternoon after feminine sufferer complained of being duped on Sept. 23, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Intelligence and Investigation Division Inspector Erick Mejia advised the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednsday.
Police stated suspect Joseph Pascasio had already been jailed a number of occasions for victimizing passengers on the NAIA Terminal three.
In their joint affidavit, the cops stated Pascasio presented himself as an immigration professional to a feminine passenger certain for Dubai.
Pascasio requested for the passenger’s passport, 500 Philippine pesos money, and advised her that any person from a shuttle company would lend a hand her.
Moments later, the passenger attempted to name Pascasio, and he or she was once requested to deposit three,000 pesos via a cash remittance middle so she may just retrieve her passport.
Unable to deposit the cash, the passenger was once no longer in a position to board her flight. She claimed that Pascasio nonetheless attempted to invite for cash in trade for her passport. This triggered her to file the incident to the Airport Police Department.
Police officials Ferdinand Mandanas, Edwin Mapile, Nino Calma, and Jericho Patriarca noticed Pascasio and instantly arrested him.
“We called the female passenger, and she positively identified the suspect,” they stated within the joint affidavit.
Authorities have been in a position to retrieve the passenger’s passport. They additionally discovered medicine in his bag.
Pascasio might be charged with robbery, drug ownership, and usurpation, government stated.
Mejia stated he already arrested Pascasio in 2016, at the side of different suspected contributors of a “salisi gang.”
“I was the head of the NAIA Special Task Group at that time. We were able to apprehend them in Bulacan,” he stated.
Mejia added that Pascasio pleaded in charge ahead of the Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court and convicted for greater than a yr.