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Old 29-May-2008
Another newborn up for sale on net

VANCOUVER (CANADA): A couple put their seven-day-old baby girl up for sale for $10,000 over the internet, Canadian police has said.

The baby was seized by social workers in an apartment in this Pacific coast city while the parents, who have a history of drug problems, are under investigation for human trafficking, said police constable Tim Fanning on Tuesday, just days after a similar incident in Germany.

The ad was posted on Craigslist.com, a free and popular classified ads website. The ad read "Must have!!!!!!" and offered a baby girl for $10,000. It described the child as seven days old, "very healthy and very cute. Can't afford and unexpected, looking for a good home, please call ASAP."

"Both the mother and father are known to police," Fanning said. "Both have battled drug problems and may be currently battling drug problems."

A woman called police after she spotted the ad among "general" merchandise for sale, alongside ads for a pet chinchilla and kitchen cutlery. When police arrived at the apartment, they found four adults and the baby. "The first words out of their mouths when we came through the door, was it was just a hoax," Fanning said

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