11th Child Seized In Mexico Trafficking Case


Salon Staff
January 26, 2012 9:45AM (UTC)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico say they have seized an 11th child in the case of an apparent child-trafficking ring in the western city of Guadalajara that aimed to supply babies to Irish couples.

The Jalisco state prosecutor's office says the 4-month-old girl was taken from her mother's home.

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The office's statement Wednesday also says federal prosecutors are analyzing whether to take over the case.

Prosecutors say at least 11 Irish couples are involved in the case. It says 15 Irish citizens have been questioned by authorities and none of them face charges. All have returned to Ireland.

Police are looking for two lawyers who were handling the adoptions and have detained nine Mexicans in the case. No one has been charged.


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