THIS IS HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY A BABY ON THE BLACK MARKET IN MALAYSIA

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Newborn babies are being traded on a lucrative black market in Malaysia that could involve hundreds of children a year, some going illegally to parents offshore.

The country’s child protection commission says thousands of children have been bought and sold over the past 15 years.

The country introduced strict laws in 1983 to stop adoption agencies operating as so-called “baby farms” for foreign customers but according to the Commission for Child Protection, it has driven the practice underground.

In January, West Jakarta police arrested a syndicate of six women accused of buying babies, arranging identity documents and selling them at a huge mark-up, some apparently bound for overseas.

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