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Indonesia police investigate baby-for-sale online ad

Published on Jan 7, 2013 11:56 PM
 
Indonesian police on Monday said they are investigating an advertisement offering two babies for sale at US$1,000 (S$1,200) each after it was spotted on the popular auction and shopping website Tokobagus.com. -- PHOTO:AFP

JAKARTA - Indonesian police on Monday said they are investigating an advertisement offering two babies for sale at US$1,000 (S$1,200) each after it was spotted on the popular auction and shopping website Tokobagus.com.

"We are still investigating the existence of the online advertisement," Jakarta police spokesman Rikwanto told reporters.

"We have asked Tokobagus how the advertisement came to be posted, for how long, and whether any transaction was made," he added.

The National Commission for Child Protection lodged a police report last week after spotting the posting, its chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait told AFP.

 
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