Pasa-Pasa Gang is an organized crime group in the Philippines.
This Gang recently gained nationwide 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 person, majority of
which 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 as 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.