Woman accused of hiding baby in bag at airport

Jennifer Talbot, 43, was stopped at a Delta boarding gate by airport personnel who had questions about her oversize luggage, authorities said.
2:36 | 09/06/19

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American woman under arrest for trying to smuggle a baby out of the Philippines taken into custody as she tried to board a plane back to the U.S. Paula Faris has the story. She made it through airport security and passed the immigration counter and had it not been for an airline employee who stopped her at the gate before she was boarding she may have gotten away wit. We're seeing new images of Jennifer Talbot cuddling the baby that Philippines police say she was attempting to smuggle out of the country. Police say this video shows Talbot who lives in Utah pulling a 6 day old baby out of her sling as she goes through airport security to catch her flight back to the united A female national of America trying to slip an infant out of the country, a 6-day-old infant and the baby had no travel documents. Reporter: Talbot dressed in an Orange detainee shirt was arrested and charged with human trafficking. The 43-year-old mother of five faces a potential penalty of life imprisonment in the Philippines. She passed the counter without declaring the baby. They did not see the baby because she was carrying the baby in a slipping bag. Reporter: Police say she successfully cleared the immigration counter but as she was getting ready to board her flight she was asked by airline personnel about her overside sling. Based on the instruction on the bag it should be carried in front in an upright position. But then it was not carried that way so there was really an intention to conceal and to sneak out the baby. Reporter: Talbot was accused of failing to present travel clearance issued by the department of social welfare or written consent from the babies' parents. The infant turned over to government personnel. According to the Philippines bureau of investigation she met the biological mother on the internet. Authorities identifying her as maricris dulap. She wanted offer her baby up for adoption but now she's facing charges for human trafficking along with the unnamed biological father. Talbot reached 0 out to the U.S. Embassy for help and told fill phone authorities she has no criminal background in the U.S. If she's convicted she faces a possible life sentence which would be served in the Philippines but could take years for this to be resolved. Thanks. We turn to the 8-year-old who survived a mountain lion

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