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Man detained over online baby sale joke
(Shanghai Daily)
Updated: 2005-11-23 09:17

Police will keep a man from Jiangxi Province in detention for seven days for allegedly posting a note on a popular Website offering to sell babies.

The man, surnamed Wu, said on eBay's EachNet site that he could offer a baby boy for 28,000 yuan (US$3,465) and a baby girl for 13,000 yuan each on October 13.

Local officers investigated the scheme and found out it's an evil joke.

More than 50 people visited the page before it was shut down, but no one bid on the babies.

The police carried out a series of investigation and arrested Wu on October 28.

Wu operates a digital photo studio in the city of Xinyang in Henan Province. One day he found a note on the street from someone offering to sell babies.

Later, Wu published a similar note on the Website as a joke, although he had no babies to sell.

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