Woman with baby in carry-on charged with human trafficking
An American woman was charged with human trafficking after authorities in the Philippines accused her of trying to smuggle a baby out of the country.
Officials with the country’s National Bureau of Investigation presented Jennifer Talbot, 43, at a news conference Thursday, a day after she was detained at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila with a 6-day-old baby she allegedly tried to conceal in her sling bag.
The NBI said Talbot presented an affidavit at the airport, allegedly from the baby’s mother, identified as Maricris Dulap, giving consent for the baby to travel to the U.S., but it had not been signed by the mother. .
Officials said no government travel approval had been issued, prompting them to file human trafficking charges.