2 airport workers in hot water for failing to return lost wallet with P100,000


Posted at Aug 01 2019 02:35 AM

MANILA—Two airport workers will face administrative charges for failing to return a lost wallet with P100,000 cash inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal said the 2 men work for a restaurant wherein one of them is a shift manager.

Capt. Goldwin Cuarteros, head of airport police at NAIA Terminal 3, said in his report the 2 men found the wallet at the parking lot while on their way home.

They were then held by airport authorities after a witness reported the incident.

During the investigation, both admitted they found the lost wallet, which contained some P100,000 cash.

They told airport authorities they didn't return the wallet because of fear. 

MIAA requires all airport workers to turn over to the lost and found section any item they accidentally find or left behind by a passenger.

Monreal tasked Cuarteros to review the security footage to identify the owner of the wallet.

The airport workers are also asked to surrender to their airport access identification pass.—Report from Raoul Esperas