Brazil - Arlete Hilu case
4/1986 Arrested when entering Israel on a false passport
12/86 Police apprehended Arlete near the Paraguay border. She had six blank passports, false identification cards, birth certificates, baby clothes and diapers -- essentials for smuggling babies out of the country.
1/92 In January, police in Curitiba re-arrested Arlete Hilu, considered the leader of a network of traffickers whose influence starts in southern Brazil, spreads up through Rio de Janeiro and over to Europe and beyond.Hilu, an intelligent and ruthless women in her 40s, was arrested while serving a two-year sentence in conditional freedom. She is accused of returning, unrepentant, to baby trafficking.
|SELLING BABIES TO FOREIGNERS A BOOMING, ILLEGAL BUSINESS||1986-09-09|
|Brazil cracking down on illegal baby trade||1986-09-13|
|Baby-trafficking big business in Brazil||1987-12-20|
|BABY TRADE FLOURISHES BETWEEN BRAZIL AND EUROPE||1992-02-10|
|Brazil's baby smugglers do a booming business||1992-11-29|