Security Screening Officers (SSOs) Ian E. Cerillo, detailed x-ray operator and Mark Lester V. Golena, baggage inspector, intercepted a dismantled 9mm pistol with markings Colt M1911A1 with serial no. 736208, concealed in an iron grinder machine at the Build-up Area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, on 15 February 2017 at about 10:30AM.
Owner of the said item was a Chinese national identified as Ms. Lingling Chen, 35, passenger bound for Guangzhou, China via China Southern flight number CZ3092.
The matter was immediately endorsed to the PNP Aviation Security Group and Airport Police Department of the Manila International Airport Authority for proper disposition. They then asked Chen for legal documents for bearing such items which she failed to present.
Among seized items were one (1) pc. lower receiver, one (1) pc. upper receiver stabilizer, and two (2) magazines of caliber 9mm.
Chen was brought to the Pasay Municipal Trial Court to undergo inquest proceedings for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearm and Ammunition Regulation Act.