Madagascar - misc. child trafficking cases
In 2004, since the beginning of the year, 5 adoption trafficking networks affecting have been dismantled. Children, mostly infants, were stolen and sent to illegal adoption centres, mainly in France and other countries of Europe where they were then sold for about US $800 each. The French couples were often unaware of the illegality as genuine documents were usually provided by corrupt government officials working with the traffickers.
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|Madagascar tries to clean up corrupt adoption||2005-12-21|
|MADAGASCAR: Efforts to stop child trafficking||2004-09-20|
|MADAGASCAR: Concern over rising child trafficking||2004-04-20|
|Madagascar breaks child traffic ring||2004-04-16|