Cops bust baby trafficking ring

2011-11-04 13:43

Beijing - Police in eastern China have busted a human trafficking ring involving poor migrant couples who were selling their babies.

The state-run Global Times newspaper says police in Shandong province's Zoucheng city found last month that 17 infants had been sold in the city.

The paper says police rescued 13 of the babies and sent them to welfare centres. A search is under way for the other four.

Friday's report cites an investigating police officer as saying the couples were mainly migrants who moved from poor areas in Sichuan province in southwest China to Zoucheng to seek work.

It quotes the officer, Chen Qingwei, as saying the husbands would go out to work while their wives sold their babies to raise money.

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