7 detained for child trafficking, including mother and doctors

  • The newborn is now in the care of the state. Photo: Ministry of Finance press office. 

Agenda.ge, 12 Feb 2020 - 11:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

Seven individuals, including a mother and two doctors, have been detained by Georgian law enforcers for child trafficking. 

The detainees attempted to sell a newborn child for $13,000, the investigative department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia reported today.

The ministry reports that during pregnancy the detainees found an individual who wanted the child and was ready to pay the money. 

To conceal the crime, the mother of the newborn was registered in the name of another individual at the hospital for consultations and giving birth,” the Ministry of Finance said.

The ministry says that the child was sold on February 6, 2020, shortly before the individuals were detained.

One of the detainees has a previous criminal record for a similar offence. 

The detainees face 14 to 17 years in prison. 

The newborn is now under the care of the state.