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American Woman Caught With Baby in Her Carry-On Bag in the Philippines

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Authorities in the Philippines detained an American woman Wednesday after a six-day-old child was discovered in her carry-on bag at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

According to CNN, the 43-year-old woman, who has not been identified, appeared to be traveling alone when airport staff inspected an oversized carry-on suitcase with the child inside.

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The woman claimed to be the baby’s aunt but only possessed a passport for herself.

“She did not have any travel documents for the infant,” said Philippines Immigration Bureau spokesman Melvin Mabulac.

The Philippines National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division is now investigating.

This week’s incident comes just months after Steve Hydes, who was abandoned as a 10-day-old infant at Gatwick Airport in April 1986 finally found his birth parents after 33 years. In March, a plane was forced to return to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport after a airlines/plane-returns-to-airport-after-woman-forgets-baby-in-boarding-area.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>woman forgot her baby in the boarding area.

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