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Valentina Makukha from Ukraine, who faces up to five years in jail amid concerns the pandemic is leading to desperate mothers seeking to trade their children for cash
A woman has been arrested after attempting to sell her newborn son on the black market for £4,900.
She is 24 years old.
Valentina Makukha Try To Sell Her Toddler
Valentina Makukha is from Ukraine, faces up to five years in jail amid concerns the pandemic is leading to desperate mothers seeking to trade their children for cash.
Children’s rights campaigners heard about Makukha’s attempts to sell her baby via the web and sought to stop her.
But she remained “adamant” and was unconcerned that the child could fall into the hands of unscrupulous traffickers, saying she needed money to care for her mother, said anti-slavery charity Alternativa.
Police quickly detained her shortly afterward.
Earlier, Makukha was recorded boasting that she could find other babies to be sold to internet buyers.
“I have a doctor I know. He can help find children,” she told a person she believed to be a prospective buyer.
There would be no problems with “the product”, she said, meaning the newborn baby.
Mothers “gave birth without documents and the babies will not be missed”, she claimed.
In an earlier case, a woman cleaner named Chechena, 30, with three school-age children, said she sold her baby son for £250 in Krasnoyarsk.
Police spokeswoman Daria Gribkova said: “She honestly admitted that she handed the baby over for money to a childless couple who she had met sometime before.”
She used the money to buy clothes and sweets for her children.
In another case, Luiza Gadzhieva, 25, was detained after accepting £3,000 for her one-week-old daughter when law enforcement posed as buyers.
She claimed she urgently needed money struggling in the pandemic.
But “the child’s mother discussed what boots she will buy for herself after selling the baby”, said Alternativa.
In a fourth case, an Uzbek mother and her husband sought to sell their child in Moscow.
Oleg Melnikov, of Alternativa, said there is a rise in Russian women selling their children compared to previous years.
He said the women often blamed financial difficulties but “low moral standards” also accounted for their actions.
‘We know these kids have no chance to get legal documents,” he said.