Bolivian woman sold her 6-week-old baby for $250 via Facebook, officials say

Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a "want ad" on Facebook.

The top child-protection official in the eastern city of Santa Cruz told the Associated Press that the buyer was an 18-year-old who then presented the 6-week-old girl to a young man who had jilted her, telling him the child was theirs.

The official, Rosy Valencia, said the man called police.

Police presented as evidence on Thursday the Facebook page, no longer active, of the alleged buyer in which the solicitation was made.

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