Pernambuco, Brazil: Police Investigate Facebook Page Selling Babies

Posted on August 1, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On August 1, 2013 Destak Jornal Noticias reported that the Child and Adolescent Unit of the Pernambuco police force is investigating a case of babies being sold via the social network Facebook. Babies were being sold in amounts ranging between R$6000 and R$10,000.
The Facebook page has since been removed following a request by Pernambuco police, and Facebook administrators have agreed to hand over the entire contents of the page in question to investigators. So far, it is unclear who the buyers are and whether they include pedophiles or human traffickers. Read Article

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