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Family planning official snared in China trafficking ring

Published on Dec 26, 2012 3:56 PM
 
A mother holds her baby in a police bureau on Dec 18, 2012, after she and her husband were both arrested for allegedly child trafficking other people's children, in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan province. Police have detained two officials including one involved in family planning in China's latest crackdown on child trafficking that has ensnared 355 suspects, state media said on Dec 26, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Police have detained two officials including one involved in family planning in China's latest crackdown on child trafficking that has ensnared 355 suspects, state media said on Wednesday.

Police from nine regions took part in the joint crackdown beginning Dec 18 against the nation's trafficking networks, rescuing 89 children, the public security ministry said in a report earlier this week.

Among the suspects was a family planning official surnamed Wang, who was arrested in the south-eastern province of Fujian and is being charged with trafficking four babies, the Global Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Police also arrested another official in Fujian after he and his wife purchased a baby boy, the report said. The couple already have a 10-year-old son.

 
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