Quantcast
Published On: Sat, Jan 12th, 2013

Two babies from Indonesia go up for sale online, investigation continues

Police in Indonesia are scrambling this week after an advertisement offered two children for sale online at $1,000 at a shopping website Tokobagus.com.

“We are still investigating the existence of the online advertisement,” Jakarta police spokesman Rikwanto told reporters.

photo Chris Parfitt via Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/chr1sp/5400166959/

photo Chris Parfitt via Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chr1sp/5400166959/

The National Commission for Child Protection lodged a police report last week after spotting the posting, its chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait told AFP.

“There was a photo of a baby and a telephone number. We called the advertiser and he said he wanted to sell two 18-month-olds, a boy and a girl, for Rp 10 million ($1,000) each,” Sirait said.

“We were negotiating, talking about birth certificates when he suddenly hanged up. We tried contacting him again but failed,” he added.

“This seems to be a new modus operandi by baby-selling syndicates. We are very concerned and must stop this crime against humanity,” Sirait said, adding that human-traffickers could be jailed from 15 to 20 years.

Tokobagus posted an apology on Twitter, saying the advertisement was a result of “pure human error and was unintentional” and had been removed.

Indonesians have been using local auction and shopping sites to sell anything from cars and jewellery to body organs such as kidneys, exploiting a loophole in local laws.

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Two babies from Indonesia go up for sale online, investigation continues | says:

    […] […]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

like_us_on_facebook

 

The Global Dispatch Facebook page- click here

Movie News Facebook page - click here

Television News Facebook page - click here

Weird News Facebook page - click here 

DISPATCH RADIO

dispatch_radio

THE BRANDON JONES SHOW

brandon_jones_show-logo

Archives