Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other, an 18-year-old, for buying it after placing a “wanted ad” on Facebook.
A top child-protection official in the eastern city of Santa Cruz said the buyer presented the 6-week-old girl to a young man who had ditched her, telling him the child was theirs.
The official, Rosy Valencia, says the man called police.
Officials say the seller was a 32-year-old sex worker who didn’t know the identity of the child’s father and sought to recover the cost of the child’s birth.
Police presented as evidence on Thursday the Facebook page, no longer active, of the alleged buyer in which the solicitation was made.