Police in Monrovia, Liberia arrested a 21-year-old woman for reportedly selling her six months old baby for US$60.
Harriet Castro was arrested along with an accomplice identified as Jerome Browne.
According to the police charge sheet, defendant Harriet was arrested based on a complaint filed by the father of the baby named Mohammed Bah.
Police records indicate that Harriet sold her baby for US$60 on November 29, 2021 to an unknown woman on Miami Beach, Mamba Point in Monrovia.
She is said to have told investigators that it was her accomplice Browne who advised her to give the child to the lady since the unknown lady had been helping her. But she denied giving her child to the lady in exchange for money.
Defendant Browne is said to have told investigators that it was the baby mother who sold her baby to the lady after introducing her to him as her aunty who was willing to take care them along with the baby.
Based on their testimonies, police resolved to charge defendant Castro with human trafficking while, defendant Browne was charged with criminal facilitation.
Meanwhile, Even Gee Garlo has been sent to jail for the crime of trafficking a person, criminal conspiracy and forgery.
Police investigation gathered that defendant Garlo and his sister Decontee Geeplay to be identified had a job in Ivory Coast to offer the victims but not knowing they were carrying them for prostitution and other activities.