Infant sold into human trafficking returned to parents in China

Aug. 5, 2013 at 8:25 AM

XI'AN, China, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Police in China said they returned a 3-week-old baby to its parents Monday after he was allegedly sold to human traffickers by an obstetrician.

An obstetrician, identified only by the surname Zhang, allegedly sold the baby for $3,494 one day after he was born July 17 in Fuping County Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital, government officials said.

Zhang and five other people involved in the alleged trafficking were arrested, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Hospital head Wang Li and her two deputies were fired Sundayas a result of the case.

Police found the baby Sunday in Anyang City in good condition and confirmed he belonged to Lai Guofeng and his wife through a DNA test, Xinhua reported.

Yang Jianlong, a policeman from Fuping County, handed over the baby to Guofeng at the hospital Monday.

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