MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators say four women are being held in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara in connection with an apparent child-trafficking ring that aimed to supply babies to childless Irish couples.
The Jalisco state prosecutor's office says a 21-year-old woman has been arrested after a relative reported that she was "renting out" one of her children.
The woman said she had been paid to give the child to a group of three women who needed baby pictures for legitimate advertising purposes.
Investigators found the other three women were taking the child and several others to a hotel where Irish couples believed they were going to adopt them.
Officials are investigating whether the Irish couples and Mexican mothers were tricked.