Airport Staff Find Baby in Luggage of American Woman
The image in this article was released by the Philippines Bureau of Immigration of a woman detained after a baby was found in her luggage.
CNN news reports has it that an American woman is in custody in the Philippines after she allegedly tried to fly out of the country with a baby in her hand luggage. This information was conveyed to CNN by local reporters in Philippies.
The Philippines Immigration Bureau said they received a report around 6.20 a.m. Wednesday that a 43-year-old woman had been caught with a child in her bag at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. CNN Philippines said the baby was just six days old.
According to a staff of the Bureau, the woman appeared to be traveling alone and only presented her personal passport. But when staff inspected an oversized carry-on suitcase, they found the child inside.
"She did not have any travel documents for the infant," the spokesman said.
The woman had claimed to be the child's aunt, but had not provided any evidence that they were related. The case has been handed over to the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation's Anti-Human Trafficking Division.