An American woman was arrested for trying to smuggle a newborn baby out of the Philippines by hiding the child in her carry-on luggage, officials said.
Jennifer Erin Talbot, 43, attempted on Wednesday to board a Delta flight to Detroit with the child from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, NBC News reported. During the security check, the 6-day-old baby was found inside her carry-on bag.
Talbot told officials that she was the child’s aunt but had no documents to prove the relationship. The National Bureau of Investigation said they will likely file child trafficking charges against her, NBC News reported.