A woman who flew into Paris from Istanbul this week was arrested after it was discovered that she had hidden a four-year-old girl in a bag on the plane, Air France said Wednesday.

The airline said the child who was travelling with the woman didn’t have a plane ticket.

According to AFP reports, the woman was a resident of France who was in the process of adopting the child who was from Haiti.

“She was apparently in the transit zone in Istanbul, and had crossed the customs checkpoint with the child, when she was prevented from boarding a flight with her,” said the source.

The woman who didn’t want to buy a ticket for the child decided to hide her in a bag in order to board the next flight, after buying a new ticket for herself.

“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 told AFP.

Air France said it notified French authorities and the woman was taken into custody upon landing, but prosecutors decided not to press charges.

The woman and the girl were held at the airport while authorities investigate the case to make sure the little girl wasn’t kidnapped.

Source: AFP/FNC

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