KUCHING: Police here may have uncovered another babies-for-sale racket with the arrest of five women and rescue of five babies from a house in Matang near here last Friday.
A team from Kampung Gita police station raided the house and found the women and babies there after receiving a tip-off from the public.
Magistrate Ahmad Hidayat Mohd Nor yesterday ordered the five women, all in their 20s, to be remanded until this Saturday after they were produced in court.
Police investigating officer Angela Ladie, who applied for the remand order, said it was to facilitate police investigation as the women were suspected to be involved in illegal baby-trading activities or linked with a baby smuggling racket.
The women include three illegal immigrants from a neighbouring country. Two others are locals.