Mexico arrests 2 in baby buying case
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - Investigators say police in northern
Mexico today arrested a South Texas couple accused of buying
Mexican babies to sell in the U.S. for a profit.
Officials say 64-year-old Amado Torres of Harlingen and his
25-year-old wife, Maria Isabel Hernandez, are suspected of buying
more than a dozen children aged 2 or younger.
Investigator Oralia Mancha says the child trafficking ring came
to light when a woman came to a police station in Reynosa on Monday
to report her granddaughter missing. While there, Mancha says, the
woman spotted Torres and claimed he had the baby.
Police later arrested Torres and Hernandez after finding them
with the baby at a house in nearby Rio Bravo.
The baby's mother was also accused of child trafficking after
she admitted she sold her newborn for $3,000.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)