Airport Cleaner Sweeps Up Dirty Socks Stuffed with P1 Million Cash

Airport Cleaner

Early Thursday morning, Rosalinda Celero, an airport cleaner at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, made a startling discovery during her daily cleaning duties. While sweeping the departure area, she found a pair of dirty socks stuffed with dollar bills worth around P1 million.

Here are some details according to the report of ABS-CBN News.

Details of the Incident

Celero found the socks under a gang chair commonly used by passengers to put on their shoes. She did not initially notice the bulging contents until the socks got stuck in her dustpan. Upon inspection, she discovered 202 pieces of dollar bills in various denominations.

Displaying commendable honesty, Celero immediately took the socks to the NAIA Terminal 3 lost and found section. The staff conducted an inventory of the recovered items and confirmed the total value of the dollar bills to be over P1 million.

Authorities’ Investigation

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has initiated a review of CCTV footage to identify the owner of the socks. However, it remains unclear how the unidentified passenger managed to slip the money through airport security without detection.

Under Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas regulations, passengers are permitted to carry a maximum of $10,000 in their hand-carry luggage without declaring it. The discovery of such a large amount of cash raises questions about the security measures in place at the airport.

This incident underscores the importance of vigilance and integrity among airport staff. Celero’s actions not only highlight her honesty but also draw attention to potential security lapses at one of the country’s busiest airports. As the investigation continues, authorities aim to ensure such incidents do not recur, safeguarding both passengers and airport operations.

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