Greek police arrest couple for 'buying baby'
on 25/10/2013 08:37:00
The arrests come amid an international investigation after another couple in Greece were found living with a little girl who was not their daughter.
Bulgarian authorities are trying to establish whether a local Roma woman is the mother of that girl, who is aged five or six and known as "Maria".
A Greek police statement said the couple arrested in Athens on suspicion of child abduction were taken into custody on Wednesday.
It said they allegedly paid a Roma woman €4,000 for the baby.
Police claim the suspects, aged 53 and 48, unsuccessfully tried to register the infant as their daughter.