Thursday, March 10, 2016

Woman smuggles infant on Paris-bound plane

Air France planes on the tarmac at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport on March 18, 2015
The airline crews said the child, travelling without a ticket, was discovered on board the flight on Monday night this week. An airport source told AFP news agency that the woman was a resident of France who was in the process of adopting the child, from Haiti to France. The airline notified the French authorities but prosecutors decided not to press charges. The woman was in the transit zone in Istanbul but was prevented from boarding her flight with the child, the source told AFP. She then bought a new flight ticket and hid the child in a bag. Once on board, she placed the child at her feet under a blanket, but the girl needed to go to the toilet and was noticed by other passengers, the source said. It's not clear how old the child was - one source said she was four years old, another that it was a one- or two-year-old baby. "The cloth bag belonged to a woman sitting at the back of the plane. At one point she opened the bag and her neighbour on the other row of seats saw something moving inside. He alerted flight attendants, who then discovered a baby," a passenger named Vincent told French news website (in French). The woman and the girl have been held at Charles de Gaulle airport while authorities investigate the case properly before detention and further information on the case. There are several cases of child trafficking all over the world and it is high we collectively kick the menace out of the society totally. 

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