It is reported that a Malaysian couple who sold Sri Lankan children to Europe were arrested in Kuala Lumpur by a group of officials from the Malaysian Immigration and Immigration Department.
The arrested couple are aged 26 and 37 and it is said that they have sold one child for between 30,000 and 50,000 euros.
The suspected husband and wife have lured parents with children under the age of 12 to bring their children’s birth certificates to the Immigration Department to get their passports made. Director General of the Immigration Department Datuk Ruslin has stated that when the parents come with their children, the children are replaced by photographs and fingerprints of Sri Lankan children of the same age and then Sri Lankan children who get passports are sent to European countries.
It is reported that the suspected couple was arrested by the officers of the Immigration Department when they came to the Immigration Department office in Kuala Lumpur on the 12th to obtain passports.
It is said that investigations are being carried out on how long this racket has been running and how many children have been used for this kind of trafficking.