December 17, 2005
Chinese Child Smuggling Ring Cracked
A Chinese newspaper has reported that more than 50 suspects have been arrested for their involvement in the ring, which allegedly schemed to buy and sell at least 100 children. The suspects are accused of selling the children for the equivalent of $110 to $165 each to orphanages. The orphanages then allegedly resold the children to other orphanages and childless parents for up to $4,200. Some of the children were reported to have been abducted from their parents. The allegations of a baby-smuggling have shaken North American families, prompting them to question whether their children were legitimately obtained and whether they should continue to donate thousands of dollars to Chinese orphanages. Source: Greg McArthur, Globeandmail.com. For more information, please click here (last visited December 17, 2005).
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