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Pakistan Police Arrest Doctors Accused of Abducting, Selling Newborn Babies

A five-day old baby recovered during the police operation was going to be sold for $3,000

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    In this file photograph taken on March 20, 2007, a two-week-old boy finds his feet in his new world. Pakistani police have arrested several hospital workers over a scheme that sold newborn babies in Peshawar.

    Pakistan police say they have busted a criminal gang, including female doctors, accused of abducting newborn babies from hospitals and selling them to childless couples, NBC News reported.

    ‎Abbas Majeed Marwat, police chief of the city of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said the gang also included health workers, nurses and midwives.

    Police conducted a raid on a house in Peshawar soon after arresting one member of the gang, identified as Wajeeha Yasmin, and recovered a baby. Seven people have been arrested so far and have admitted to abducting nine babies from different hospitals and selling them to wealthy childless couples.

    A five-day old baby recovered during the police operation was going to be sold for $3,000, he said, while some of the other babies were sold for between Rs80, 000 ($800) and Rs150,000 ($1500).