Police have arrested 18 people suspected of kidnapping children and women in southwest China and trafficking them across the country. From ABC News, Australia:
Eight victims, including one child who was kidnapped and sold only seven days after being born, were rescued, the Beijing News said.
Police began investigating the crimes when several children in Yunnan province began disappearing in May.
Following a two-month investigation, police cracked down on the ring, arresting the 18 suspected traffickers in Yunnan, neighbouring Guizhou, and Henan and Shandong provinces to the north.
In September last year, Chinese police busted a baby trafficking ring that resulted in dozens of people being accused of buying and selling at least 40 infants in eastern China’s Shandong province.