Madagascar - misc. child trafficking cases
2004 Apr 4
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.