Bogotá: Woman Caught Attempting to Sell Her Baby, 3 More Suspects Sought

Posted on June 3, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On June 2, 2013 El Tiempo reported the surrender of trafficking suspect Viviana Stefany Cuervo to authorities in Bogotá. The suspect is accused of attempting to sell her newborn child to a trafficking network for 300 thousand pesos. The situation was discovered when the baby’s aunt became suspicious after Stefany Cuervo claimed her child was stillborn. The aunt later reported her suspicions to the authorities.

Meanwhile, Bogotá Metropolitan Police are offering a reward of 5 million pesos for information on three other suspects involved in the case, physician Wiston Hernández Romero and lawyers Sandra Milena Gómez and Carlos Alberto Barrera. According to El Tiempo, the suspects have been implicated in at least three cases of child trafficking, while Dr. Hernández Romero has a record of drug trafficking in Spain. Read Article

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