Price of Babies Sold in Malaysia

in Transnational Crime

According to authorities in Malaysia, the price of a baby being sold on the black market is $6,588 (20,000 Malaysian Ringgit). The price of the baby depends of the skin tone and other physical attributes.

The age of the baby when it is sold on the black market is usually between one to three months. However, police have reported cases where the child was as old as 6 years old.

In 2010, police broke up a child trafficking ring where a 23 month old baby girl was being offered for sale for $3,120 (10,000 Malaysian Ringgit).

(Prices of human trafficking victims.)

Source:  “Black market for babies thrive due to high price and demand,” The Star, February 15, 2012.

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