Infant found hidden inside American woman's luggage at NAIA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 04 2019 04:05 PM

MANILA - A 6-day-old baby was found inside the handcarry luggage of an American woman at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, Wednesday.

The newborn was found inside the belt bag of Jennifer Talbot, 43, according to the Bureau of Immigration. She was brought to the National Bureau of Investigation office for questioning.

Talbot had no documents allowing the child to be flown out of the country, Port Operations Division head Grifton Medina said.

Delta Airlines coordinated with the bureau after the child was found inside the passenger's bag. In a separate statement, the bureau said checking passengers' bags was not among its tasks.

The US Embassy in Manila has been informed of the incident, Medina said.

The baby was turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.  -- Report from Mike Navallo and Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News; Raoul Esperas