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Couple detained in Tashkent while selling a 9-month-old child for $9,000

Law enforcement officers detained a young couple in Tashkent while they were trying to sell their nine-month-old child for $9,000, the public relations and media department of the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

“On June 17, in the Uchtepa district of Tashkent, officers of the internal affairs bodies detained a 23-year-old resident of the Khatyrchi district (Navoi region) S. I. and a 26-year-old resident of the Chilanzar district (Tashkent) G.T., while they were selling a nine-month child for $9,000,” the statement reads.

Currently, the criminal case is under investigation.