A 25-year-old woman who desperate to work in Dubai was intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 after an amulet that would supposedly make her invisible to immigration agents failed to work.
The victim was instructed by the recruiter to avoid going through immigration, making them believe that the airport insider may be waiting behind the counters, ready to affix Bureau of Immigration Border Stamps on the victim’s passport,Taskforce said.
The woman who posed as a tourist was intercepted at 2 p.m. on May 20 after she was caught trying to skip the immigration counter at the airport. It was her third attempt to leave the country.Before she was apprehended, she tried to leave on May 17 and 19.
On her first attempt, she told immigration officers she was a tourist whose trip to Dubai was sponsored by an uncle. But they did not allow her to leave after she failed to show documents proving her claims.
The second time, on May 19, she tried to skip the immigration counters. When caught, she said that her supposed uncle had instructed her not to undergo immigration inspection.