Police Crack China Baby Sale Gang

Officials in Hunan province recently broke up a child trafficking ring. From BBC News:

The children, mostly toddlers aged two or three years old, were snatched in Hunan province’s Yueyang city while they were playing or sleeping.

They were sold for between 860 yuan ($125, £86) and 26,000 yuan ($3,800), the Beijing News said.

Five children had been rescued and 13 suspects arrested, Xinhua said.

The children were snatched in broad daylight by gang members on motorbikes, it added.

For more on the child trafficking phenomenon in China, the award-winning documentary “China’s Stolen Children” is an excellent resource for learning more. A trailer can be seen below:

January 14, 2009 12:30 PM
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