Seven ar­rested for baby traf­fick­ing

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Seven peo­ple, in­clud­ing five Bul­gar­i­ans, were ar­rested on Satur­day in Vo­los, cen­tral Greece, on sus­pi­cion of in­volve­ment in baby traf­fick­ing.

Investigators said a 62-year-old Greek was de­tained af­ter he ar­ranged to buy a baby boy born on Jan­uary 5 at Vo­los Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for the sum of 5,000 eu­ros. The deal is be­lieved to have been made in Septem­ber.

Po­lice said they also ar­rested a 24-yearold woman from Bul­garia who gave birth to the baby. A Greek lawyer and his Bul­gar­ian as­so­ci­ates have also been ar­rested.

Dur­ing a search of the lawyer’s home, investigators found doc­u­ments on four other adop­tions car­ried out last year. The ma­te­rial has been for­warded to the Vo­los prose­cu­tor.

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