Swindlers continue to be heard anywhere around the world. They aim to victimize more people as if they do not have plans to change at all. And just recently, another passenger in the NAIA Airport complained after becoming a victim to a male swindler.
On September 23, 2018, there was a Filipina who was victimized by a cheater who introduced himself as an immigration official. The man named Joseph Pascasio requested for the passenger’s passport, Php 500, and said that she would be assisted by someone from a travel agency.
Based on their records, authorities said the man appeared to have already been jailed several times for victimizing many passengers at the NAIA Terminal 3.
As time passed by, the passenger decided to call Pascasio. To her surprise, she was being demanded by the man to deposit an amount of Php 3,000 via money remittance center in exchange for her passport. Unfortunately, she missed her flight as she was unsuccessful to deposit the money thus failing to get her passport back.
With all that had happened, this pushed her to report the incident to the Airport Police Department.
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Intelligence and Investigation Division Inspector Erick Mejia stated that the manhunt operation was directed Tuesday afternoon. The Airport police officers were able to apprehend the notorious swindler at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
Police officers Ferdinand Mandanas, Edwin Mapile, Nino Calma, and Jericho Patriarca saw Pascasio and immediately arrested him which the passenger positively identified as the suspect. They were able to retrieve the passport. More so, they found illegal drugs in his bag. The authorities said that he will definitely be charged with theft, drug possession, and usurpation. Inspector Erick Mejia even added that when he was still the head of NAIA Special Task Group he already arrested Pascasio together with other suspected members of a “Salisi Gang” in Bulacan way back in 2016. The case against Pascasio progressed as he appeared guilty before the Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court and was convicted for more than a year.
Source: KHALEEJ TIMES