Greek authorities dismantled an organised illegal infant adoption ring following the arrest of the mastermind and three other alleged gang members in the towns of Evros and Xanthi.
According to the announcement on Friday, police in the town of Alexandroupolis arrested two men and two women, all Greek nationals, while four more people have been identified as members of the ring.
Members of the gang brought pregnant women from Bulgaria to give birth in Greece. After delivery, the members of the gang took the babies and offered them to Greek couples for adoption in exchange for cash. The Bulgarian mothers then returned to their country after receiving part of the money.
During the investigation, police uncovered the gang’s involvement in three illegal baby adoptions in Greece.
The suspects arrested were led before an Alexandroupolis prosecutor while the investigation continue.