(CNN)An American woman has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly trying to smuggle a six-day-old baby out of the Philippines.
At a press conference by the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Thursday, International Airport Investigation Division chief Manuel Dimaano said the 43-year-old Jennifer Talbot had used a sling bag to allegedly hide the baby while passing through immigration, and did not provide any documentation for the child.
Dimaano said that after immigration, Talbot allegedly removed the baby from the bag and was carrying it when she tried to board her Delta Airlines flight at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Philippines authorities were contacted when she couldn't provide documentation for the child when asked by Delta Airlines crew at the boarding gate.
"She has been charged with a violation of the Anti-trafficking in Persons Act of 2003," NBI spokesperson Auralyn Pascual said.
"The child's situation must have been very difficult during the time that he was put inside that bag."
Dimaano said the mother had been contacted by authorities and would be charged. Police have not been able to find the c