Airport authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal One discovered an unusual item stashed inside a backpack after seeing it scanned by an x-ray machine – a baby!
The baby was sleeping when it was scanned by the machine – 25-year-old Jenifer Pavolaurea from Papau New Guinea is the mother of the child, she has said that she did not have the proper papers to take the child out of the country and decided to try to sneak him out.
The single mother was trying to board an Air Nuigini plane departing from NAIA at 11pm on Monday night – her destination was Port Moresby.
She was questioned by immigration officers as she was also an overstaying alien – this before the baby was discovered in her backpack.
Pavolaurea was eventually allowed to depart for Papau New Guinea – airport authorities did not file any charges against the mother or the child.