Seven individuals were apprehended on fact of child trafficking, Investigation Service of Ministry of Finance reports.
The detainees include the mother of the child and two doctors of the medical facility. One of the detainees has been convicted on the same crime in recent years.
Investigation reviled that accused persons in order to obtain personal material prominence, intended to sell the minor and divide gained money among each other.
“The accused persons, with the intention to commit the crime, found a person seeking to acquire a child who was required to pay $ 13,000 in exchange for the child. In order to cover up the crime, by prior agreement, the mother of the child, while pregnant, undergoing appropriate medical procedures and giving birth at the hospital, was registered under the name of another person.
The Investigation Service arrested all seven people involved in the criminal scheme following the sale of a new born baby on February 6 this year, and the new born has been temporarily transferred to the State Agency for Protection and Assistance of Victims of Human Trafficking,” Investigation Service of Ministry of Finance said.
Investigation is underway under the third part of article 1432 of Criminal Code of Georgia, which envisages imprisonment from 14 to 17 years.