Police are investigating a sickening Instagram account appearing to offer BABIES for sale. Images of six babies were ‘advertised’ on the account at £475 each, with details of where to go and buy the children.
Detectives in Indonesia, where the posts originate, raided a premises in East Jakarta but found no evidence of human trafficking.
Senior commander Muhammad Iqbal, leading the investigation, told the Jakarta Post: “When we arrived at the location, we found an office of a Catholic foundation that provides shelter for teenagers.
“We found no babies there and they could provide all legal documents related to the foundation. The Jakarta Police’s cyber crimes (team) is investigating the account. If it is a prank, we would like to understand the motive behind it.”
The photographs and contact details were published on an Instagram account named @jualbayimurah. It is not known whether the babies were actually sold or whether the advert was the work of a cruel conman.
A shocked spokesman at the school, run by the Santa Maria foundation, said they had nothing at all to do with the Instagram message.
Now the Indonesian Social Ministry are trying to verify the information about possible child trafficking.