Manila International Airport Authority intensifies watch vs Salisi gang, human traffickers

October 30, 2018

ALL security officials and personnel at the Manila International Airport Authority were ordered to be more vigilant and arrest suspected members of the Salisi Gang who hang around at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals victimizing travelers and passengers during All Saints Day. 

The directive was issued by MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal after receiving information that some suspected members of notorious group were taking advantage the influx of travelers in various terminals.

Monreal and Civil Aviation Board (CAB) Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla and terminal managers of the premier airports conducted an ocular inspection and ordered the security officials to be strict in screening and monitor suspicious looking passengers prying on their target victims. 

Monreal wants strict monitoring especially at the terminal 3 which is open to public. “The only solution to counter them to mobilize more of our policemen to monitor unscrupulous person mingling among passengers”, Monreal said. 

African passenger with fake visa nabbed. 

Immigration officers at the NAIA have arrested an African passenger who tried to leave the country using a fake Canadian visa. 

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI Port Operations Division (POD) Chief Grifton Medina identified the passenger as Ghanaian national Abdul Wahab Issah, 36, who was apprehended at NAIA Terminal 2 last Oct. 21.

Medina said the Issah attempted to board a Philippine Airlines flight to Toronto by presenting a passport with a fake Canadian visa, which he admittedly bought for $6,000 from a visa fraud syndicate in his country.

Medina has instructed immigration officers in all ports nationwide to increase their vigilance in monitoring foreign travelers to ensure that syndicates would not take advantage of the coming holidays to smuggle illegal aliens in and out of the country. With Jerry Tan