Four arrested in Indonesia for attempt to buy baby via Instagram

The Instagram page uses obscured photos of clients - mothers with faces covered - who had sold their babies.PHOTP: SCREENGRAB FROM INSTAGRAM.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Police in Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya have broken up a ring that has been selling babies through an Instagram page which had claimed to be the social media account of an agency promoting family welfare.

The account holder, who is only known by the initials "AP", claims to be a 29-year-old man helping to find solutions for family problems. The account holder, along with a 22-year-old woman who had tried to sell her baby boy, were among four people arrested by police in early September, the Kompas daily reported on Wednesday (Oct 10).

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