American caught allegedly smuggling Filipino baby inside her carry-on luggage

The suspect at NAIA. <i>Photo: Jacque Manabat/ABS-CBN News</i>
The suspect at NAIA. Photo: Jacque Manabat/ABS-CBN News

An American national is being questioned at the National Bureau of Investigation after an infant was discovered inside her carry-on luggage this morning at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The woman, who drew the attention of immigration officers inside the airport’s Terminal 3, has been identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Erin Talbot, according to Bombo Radyo. The baby was discovered inside Talbot’s bag by employees of Delta Airlines as she was about to check-in for her flight bound for the United States.

Talbot failed to show documents to immigration officers to prove that she had the authority to bring the baby along with her to her destination, reported The Philippine Daily Inquirer. While the infant did not possess a passport, authorities believe that the baby is about 6 days old and is a Filipino, according radio station DWIZ. Did we mention the kid was found inside her carry-on luggage?

Immigration officials will bring the infant to the Department of Social Work and Development. This story is developing and will be updated as soon as we obtain additional information.

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