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Henan police bust child trafficking ring | Updated: 2013-04-25 21:59

Police in Henan province busted two child-trafficking rings and rescued eight babies from child traffickers and buyers, local media reported on Thursday.

Two suspects from a child trafficking ring in Yunnan province and three other suspects from Shandong province who were in charge of brokering have been detained by railway police in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, the Zhengzhou-based Dahe Daily reported.

The child-trafficking ring from Yunnan was busted after police received a report from a taxi driver who spotted two women with a baby acting indifferently toward the child, the report said.

Police later stopped the two women at the train station as they prepared to board a train to Heze, Shandong province. The birth certificate for the baby they were carrying turned out to be fake.

Further investigation showed that the two women were involved in a family child-trafficking ring that trafficked babies to Heze, Shandong province. Two other suspects in the ring have been detained by police in Yunnan, the report said.

Meanwhile, three other suspects in Heze were detained by the Zhengzhou railway police. They are accused of providing information to potential buyers and profiting from being a broker between the traffickers and the buyers.

Police also rescued seven other babies who had been trafficked in Heze.

The babies’ DNA information has been entered into the Ministry of Public Security’s DNA database of trafficked babies, in an effort to find their parents.

The investigation into the case is still ongoing.

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