Police crack down on Instagram baby selling racket

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Police detain midwife, potential buyer, young woman and man who allegedly ran the account

Indonesian police say they have cracked an Instagram baby selling racket, arresting four people for their alleged involvement in buying and selling babies on the picture sharing site.

Among those arrested were a 29-year-old man from Sidoarjo who allegedly ran the account, and a 22-year-old woman from Surabaya, who was believed to have put her child up for sale on the platform.

Two individuals from Bali, a midwife-turned-broker, and a potential buyer were also apprehended, East Java police spokesperson Frans Barung Mangera confirmed to the Guardian.

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