“She did not have any travel documents for the infant,” Mabulac said. The woman apparently was traveling alone and claimed to be the infant’s aunt.
The woman was being detained and requested to speak to the U.S. Embassy before being questioned.
She was trying to board a flight to the U.S. around 6:20 a.m., CNN Philippines reported. The news agency identified the woman as Jennifer Talbot and said the infant was a Filipino baby.
The baby was safe and under the Social Welfare Department’s care, Immigration Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said.
Airport staff discovered the six-day-old infant when they went through the woman’s oversized carry-on luggage, officials said, adding that they planned to charge her with child trafficking.