Thieving staff at Manila airport have been caught out after they focused the wife of the Turkish foreign minister who had been attending this week’s Asean assembly.
Four baggage staff had been arrested yesterday (Wednesday April 9) for stealing costly jewelry from the wife of Mevlut Cavusoglu on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Also this week, a Filipina ‘netizen’ known as Jho Cabagyo revealed that her locked luggage had been damaged into and hundreds of pesos in money stolen.
Her report on Facebook has now gone viral, with almost 5,000 feedback and 30,000 shares.
Miss Cabagyo stated that when she complained to staff concerning the theft they had been reluctant to assist — till she went public with the incident.
The airport has introduced it’s now investigating the incident.
Searches of staff’ lockers after the Turkish minister reported the theft turned up a quantity of gold rings, pearl earrings and a gold bracelet with diamonds.
Also found was a small sachet of shabu.
Airport spokeswoman Connie Bungag stated the 4 suspects confessed they stole the gadgets.
“The owner is Madame Hulya Cavusoglu, wife of the Turkish foreign minister who departed via Turkish Airline flight on 04 August 2017,” she stated.
“The access pass privilege of the suspects have been canceled by the MIAA and their names have been placed in our Stop List.”
The males have been named as Yves Ronald Baguion, Wilson Mataganas, John Andews Racoma and a suspect recognized solely as ‘Alfaro’.