Office for Transportation Security employee nabbed for wallet theft

Airport police arrested an Office for Transportation Security (OTS) employee, caught in a video recording stealing the wallet containing cash of a Taiwanese passenger.

Airport authorities identified the suspect as Nievel P. Gorpe, 38, single, of  Block 4, Electrical Road, Barangay 191, Zone 20, Pasay City.

Gorpe was shown in the video stealing the wallet of the passenger containing $2,600 left in his handcarry luggage.

The Taiwanese was a departing passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3.

Recto L. Mercene, graduate BS Journalism, Lyceum of the Philippines. First prize winner, News Photojournalism, by Confederation of Asean Journalists, Bangkok, Thailand; second prize winner, Art and Photojournalism Award; San Miguel Corporation. Former Air Traffic Controller and private pilot. Colombo scholarship grantee: Hurn College of Air Traffic Control, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.


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