travelers are targeted, as anyone with the money to vacation and fly on an airline has the money to pay a bribe.
Unlicensed possession or purchase of firearms and ammunition is illegal in the Philippines.
CNN Philippines reports that police have recorded 30 alleged cases of the scam, known locally as "tanim bala," between January and November 2015.
Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport, has being crowned the world's worst for three years in a row
The Philippine government National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) later confirmed that an extortion syndicate is behind the bullet planting scheme
According to the NBI's investigation, some porters are involved in identifying potential victims of the bullet planting scam.
Allegedly, airport officials in the security and immigration services present in the four terminals of the airport pursue target victims after their identification by porters.
Usual victims were found to be the elderly and "overseas Filipino workers"
tips for avoiding the scam:saran wrap your luggage. This keeps airport workers from tossing a bullet in your luggage pockets
These include using a hard case and avoiding luggage with external pockets
wrapping the entire bag in cling film,
and calling in witnesses, lawyers and airport supervisors if security insists on going through bags.