20-year-old American missionary Lane Michael White has been detained in the Philippines after airport security allegedly discovered a .22-cal. bullet in his luggage.
White arrived with his parents in the country last week so they can personally inspect a lot in Palawan where they are hoping to build a local church in the area. After their connecting flight got cancelled, they had no choice but to book a new flight at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 the next day – and that’s where the nightmare began.
Airport security personnel said that they discovered the bullet when White’s luggage went through the X-ray scanner. The Office of Transportation Security (OTS) of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) insisted that the bullet not “planted,” despite White’s denial.
Lane Michael White firmly declared his innocence, pointing out that they can’t “lie to God.”
The Florida-based missionary, however, strongly contradicted the allegations.
According to White:
“They can lie to people but not to God. I stand by my statement. If my being jailed was needed to make the truth come out and save other people, then being in jail was worth it.”
He likewise confessed that they were persuading him to pay a total amount of Php30,000 (roughly $640 USD) so that he can escape legal problems. Upon his refusal, he was arrested by the Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) for violating the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
OTS spokesperson Jonathan Maliwat firmly said:
“The bullet is his. Everything is documented. The OTS does not see the point of conducting [another] investigation because the case is already filed in court.”
Allegedly, the OTS wanted to extort White the amount of Php30,000 ($640 USD) for his release.
Netizens who have heard about the news were more sympathetic of White rather than the OTS.
On the Inquirer blog, reader Mike Moreno commented:
“Why would an American missionary bother to keep in his baggage on a flight back home a 22 cal bullet when buying even guns is so easy up here in America more so if it is only a 22.cal, bullet?”
While Owei Villanueva chalked it all up to the airport’s corrupt system:
“These NAIA thieves are such a disgrace. Poor guy. A victim of this filthy country full of thieves and criminals!”
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