Human Infants for Black Magic Rituals

in Transnational Crime

A man was arrested in Thailand for smuggling the corpses of human infants. Police report that the corpses were to be used in black magic rituals in Taiwan. The human remains were purchased for $6,300 (4,000 British Pounds), and would have been sold for $36,000 on the black market in Taiwan.

The babies involved in this specific case were believed to have been aborted human fetuses and not brought to term.

Source:  “British citizen arrested in Thailand on suspicion of smuggling babies’ corpses,” Guardian, May 18, 2012.

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