Police probing baby selling syndicate

Police have not ruled out possibilities that the baby selling syndicate of a private hospital in Jalan Ipoh recently is linked to another case in Sarawak earlier this year.

Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said based on investigations, the two syndicates were linked, especially from the evidence involving birth documents at the private hospital.

“We are thoroughly investigating the connection between both syndicates. Initial investigations revealed that the document was issued by a baby selling syndicate discovered in Sarawak,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

He was commenting on the development of investigations on a baby selling case involving a hospital in Jalan Ipoh by the Bukit Aman Human Trafficking Unit, with help from the Kuala Lumpur Police secret society, gambling and vice division (D7) earlier this month.

In the two-day operation, six suspects were arrested after a RM21,000 sales transaction on a baby girl and police managed to prevent two babies from being sold by the syndicate.

Mohd Bakri said the police have found and identified 15 suspicious birth documents at the private hospital believed to be for sale.

“There are things in the 15 documents which we question and believe are linked to baby selling activities,” he said.

However, he declined to comment on the number of babies sold by the hospital adding that police investigations were ongoing.

In July, the Sarawak police uncovered a baby selling syndicate with the arrest of 17 people, including a businessman with the title Datuk, saving eight babies and children aged between 23-days to 12.

The syndicate was exposed after the arrest of a 32-year-old Indonesian woman, following her attempt to sell a 23-day-old baby girl for RM10,000 to a policeman who posed as buyer in Batu Kawa, Kuching.

— BERNAMA

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