The Straits Times
Published on Jan 07, 2013

Indonesia police investigate baby-for-sale online ad


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

"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.