Mother among 4 arrested for attempting to sell babies on Instagram

Jakarta (CNN)Indonesian police say they have broken up a child trafficking operation that was allegedly buying and selling babies on Instagram. However, police said they have found evidence that monetary transactions were being carried out. The head of criminal investigation unit in Surabaya’s police force , AKBP Sudamiran, said Tuesday that his team foiled an attempt by a 22-year-old mother, identified as LA, to sell her 11-month-old baby to a buyer in Bali, known as NS, using the messaging service WhatsApp. The baby was allegedly being offered for 15 million rupiah (about $987). The Instagram account was still active early Friday and had more than 700 followers, having been running for about a year. It has since been taken down. …