Police detain midwife, potential buyer, young woman and man who allegedly ran the accountBabies for sale on Instagram: four arrested in IndonesiaIndonesian police say they have cracked an Instagram baby selling racket, arresting four people for their alleged involvement in buying and selling babies on the picture sharing site. Among those arrested were a 29-year-old man from Sidoarjo who allegedly ran the account, and a 22-year-old woman from Surabaya, who was believed to have put her child up for sale on the platform. An adoption statement, cash and mobile phones that included messages about the planned sale were also seized by police. Still active as of Thursday, the Instagram account presents itself as promoting “family welfare” and providing solutions to family problems. The account also includes stories of women choosing to put their unborn babies up for adoption financial reasons.
Source: The Guardian October 12, 2018 01:18 UTC