Pasa-Pasa Gang is an organized crime group in the Philippines.
This Gang recently gained national attention when they were caught via CCTV stealing from a store inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport NAIA) terminal 3.
The Modus Operandi or mode of operation of the gang is that they use children to pass on the items they steal from the store they victimize.
Pasa-Pasa Gang is smart. The Gang is aware of the law which exempts children 15 years and below from criminal liability.
The Gang operates in groups of 4 or more people, the majority of whom are children.
The Gang will enter the intended establishment or store to victimize and look for a valuable item to steal. Once the items were identified, One adult member of the gang will get the item and surreptitiously pass it to one or more of the children who instead of giving it to the cashier for payment will bring it out of the establishment. This process is repeated a few more times.
Pasa-Pasa Gang usually commits the crime of Theft. This crime is usually punishable by imprisonment of 6 years to 12 years if the value of the thing stolen does not exceed 20,000 pesos. The duration of imprisonment exceeds 12 years if the value of the amount stolen exceeds 22,000 pesos.
Theft is a crime in the Philippines is generally committed by any person who, with intent to gain but without violence against or intimidation of persons nor force upon things, shall take personal property of another without the latter’s consent.