An American woman was caught trying to smuggle a newborn baby out of the Philippines by concealing him in her carry-on luggage.
Jennifer Talbot, 43, from Ohio, had checked in for a flight to the US when airport officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila found the undocumented baby inside 'an oversized belt bag' around her waist.
She tried to get through airport security checks but police were suspicious as she sat in the departure area.
Bureau of Immigration deputy spokesperson said the baby, believed to be a six-day-old Filipino, does not have proper documents or a plane ticket.
The undocumented baby was taken to the Department of Social Welfare and Development on-going investigations.
Authorities could not confirm if Talbot is the mother or guardian of the baby since authorities did not find any travel document to indicate the infant's information.