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Police seize baby-trafficking suspect

POLICE have caught an alleged baby trafficker on China's most-wanted list in a mountain cave in Fujian Province, the Public Security Ministry said on its Website yesterday.

Wu Qiuyue, 52, from the province's Anxi County, was captured on Tuesday, China News Service reported. She was the 19th person to be seized from a list of 20 child abduction suspects wanted by police.

She was allegedly the mastermind of a crime ring that was responsible for 29 child abductions. Wu was named a top-level suspect by the ministry on June 4.
Wu had been hiding in the coal mine cave for more than eight months since the police launched a nationwide campaign to stop baby trafficking, the report said.

Her husband shopped for her food and bought a gas cylinder so that she could cook in the cave, police said.

Wu allegedly confessed that each child sold for only several hundred yuan.

She said she thought of turning herself in but did not dare to.

To help the children find their homes, the Public Security Ministry set up a Website at, to release information on about 60 abducted children.
DNA samples of the kids and parents who lost their children were collected and stored in a database. Only four of the 60 have been reunited with their families.


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