Police in China stated that the head of the village family planning committee in a county in Fujian province was arrested for participating in a baby trafficking ring. The women helped sell 4 babies, included a baby boy who was sold for $8,450 (£5,200). The human traffickers sold the baby boy to a woman who said that she wanted a second child because her first son was in poor health.
In July 2012, police across China arrested 802 human traffickers and rescued 181 children during a nation-wide campaign that involved 10,000 officers.
Source: Malcolm Moore, “Chinese family planning official caught trafficking in children,” Telegraph, January 4, 2013.