Police rescue 3 babies from being sold

2011-01-19 09:07

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysian police say they have rescued three infants and two pregnant women and detained nine people believed to be involved in a baby selling syndicate.

A federal police statement says authorities saved two girls and a boy, all a few days old, and two pregnant foreigners in three separate raids on a car park, clinic and house in Kuala Lumpur last Friday.

The statement received today says those arrested, including an Indonesian woman and three other foreigners, were held in custody.

They are being investigated for selling babies to childless couples in Malaysia and neighboring countries for up to 20 000 ringgit (R44 800).

Last month, a Malaysian court sentenced a doctor and his assistant to a year in jail for selling a newborn boy in 2005.

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