Baby trafficking ring arrested in Greece and Bulgaria

Kavala Police in northeast Greece are close to dismantling a baby trafficking ring after the arrest at the Xanthi Hospital Obstetrics Clinic on Monday of a young woman and another three individuals who attempted to sell her infant a few hours after it was born for the sum of 14,000 euros.

Acting on a tip-off, undercover police officers posed as a couple seeking to adopt a child and a few weeks ago contacted three individuals involved in baby trafficking, a local man living in Xanthi, a pregnant young woman from Bulgaria and a Bulgarian man who acted as a middleman.

The undercover police officers expressed a desire to adopt the child the young woman was bearing and when she was admitted to the hospital to give birth she was paid with 14,000 euros in marked bills.

The investigation continues.

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