Police were informed about something ‘suspicious’ inside a bag when fellow passengers spotted a ‘small hand poking out’ of her bag.
Reacting to the information, police opened the bag to find an 11-year-old child inside.
The 23-year-old reportedly told police: “I was going to take him to my house. I found him in the street in Botafogo near the traffic lights. He asked me ‘for the love of God, adopt me please’.
“His mother is dependent on drugs. He was adopted for a year with a family and they abandoned on the street as if he was nothing.”