In Moscow, Russia, a 25-year-old woman was arrested after she was caught trying to sell her newborn daughter for £ 3,000 on the black market so that she could buy a new pair of boots for herself.
The woman, Luiza Gadzhieva, marketed her one-week-old child in exchange for £ 3,000, finding adoptive parents for the child.
The mother, who has three other children, had spoken to her sister earlier about buying a new pair of boots after she sold the baby.
However, law enforcement officers who dressed as customers captured Gadzhieva in a sting operation. After she handed the baby girl over to the customers at a coffee shop in Moscow, she was filmed covering her identity.
It was claimed that an anti-slavery campaign named Alternativa had managed to encourage her not to sell the boy.
"We tried in every possible way to explain to her that bad, dangerous conditions awaited the child. We warned that the baby would be handed over to gypsies, but she was little interested in what would happen to her daughter]," the group representatives said.
According to reports, Gadzhieva appeared unconcerned even when the group representatives warned her child could fall into the hands of criminals.
"The height of cynicism was her correspondence with her sister, who knew about everything, and in which the child's mother discussed what boots she will buy for herself after selling the baby," the group representatives added.
It is revealed that Gadzhieva also told one prospective buyer that she wanted to use the money for a deposit on a house.
In a statement, the Russian Investigative Committee said, "During the interrogation, the woman pleaded guilty in full and was charged. Currently the child's life is not in danger."