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Mexican babies might have been sold for up to $20,000 to American couples

September 25, 2015
Two of the chief suspects lived at this home with the daughter they illegally adopted.

Two of the chief suspects lived at this home with the daughter they illegally adopted.

A cross-border baby trafficking ring allegedly operated by welfare officials in northern Mexico — and then covered up by state prosecutors — is highlighting the issue of human trafficking in the country.

The infant trafficking ring reportedly involved officials from the Sonora state child welfare agency using their access to vulnerable single mothers to obtain babies they then sold in Mexico for up to 150,000 pesos, or $8,875. Babies were also allegedly sold in the United States for up to $20,000.

With the investigation inching along, the authorities arrested several people in Mexico accused of illegally adopting babies in the scam, but released them soon after and returned to their care the children they allegedly bought…

Click here to read this article in full at VICE News.

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