DUTERTE TAPS COMMUNIST REBELS, VIGILANTE GROUP VS LAGLAG-BALA

download (1)New People’s Army, Davao Death Squad hitmen to hunt down airport scammers

BY ROGER M. BALANZA

downloadDavao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has abandoned his threat to force members of the laglag-bala (bullet-planting) syndicate to swallow live bullets.

This time, Duterte wants communist rebel hitmen and death squads to finish off the syndicate.

He also called on President Benigno Aquino to take “drastic action and not lip service” against the syndicate.

The syndicate, allegedly involving aviation, police and civilian personnel at the aiports, victimizes airplane passengers going abroad, nostly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs),  through extortion after secretly planting bullets in their luggage. The victims are fleeced of large sums  and allowed to board their flight. Bringing bullets into airports is a violation of the country’s firearms and ammunition law.

The bad press over the shakedown of passengers at Philippine airports has gone international that even the United Nationas (UN) warned its personnel travelling to the Philippines against the racket.

The government has ordered an investigation following public outcry over slow action against the syndicate  by  President Benigno Aquino. The laglag-bala racket is said to have been operating for years without airport authorities moving to stop it.  

With the 2016 national election coming in May, the brouhaha over the laglag-bala has become a hot political issue against the administration.

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