The 33-year-old unnamed woman is said to have told a friend she did not want to keep the baby.
She Nose It’s Wrong: Mom Sold Newborn To Pay For Nose Job
A mother accused of selling her newborn son for about $3,500 to pay for a nose job has been seized by police.
The 33-year-old woman – not named in local media in Kaspiysk, Dagestan, in southern Russia – is said to have told a friend she did not want to keep the baby.
So she arranged for a couple to buy the tot just five days after he was born on April 25.
Police say the mother surrendered her son to the couple for a deposit of Russian rubles equivalent to just $327.
But the infant needed hospital treatment and medics asked the couple for his birth certificate.
The couple then asked the woman for the birth certificate, which she gave them in exchange for about 100,000 rubles (the equivalent of $3,000) on May 26.
Incredibly, she told the couple that she intended to spend the cash on a cosmetic op on her nose.
But before the couple could hand over the remainder of the total 200,000 rubles ($3,260) fee, police arrested the group for human trafficking.
In a statement obtained by Zenger News, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Dagestan said: “The investigating authorities of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Dagestan have initiated a criminal case against a 33-year-old resident of the city of Kaspiysk.
“She is suspected of committing a crime under paragraph ‘h’ of Part 2 of Art. 127.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (purchase and sale committed in relation to a person who is in a state of helplessness, known to the guilty person).
“According to investigators, on April 25, 2022, a woman gave birth to a male child in Caspian City Central Hospital.
“On April 30, 2022, the woman who had given birth was discharged from the hospital, where, having met with a local resident, she agreed to hand over her newborn son, who was in a state of helplessness, to him for a reward of 200,000 rubles.
“She then issued a waiver for the rights to the child, and the suspect received money amounting to 20,000 rubles for the child from the third party.
“On May 26, 2022, she received the rest of the money amounting to 100,000 rubles.
“Subsequently, information about the crime committed became known to law enforcement officers.
“The suspect was detained in accordance with Art. 91 and 92 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation.
“Currently, a series of investigative actions is being carried out, aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crime committed and consolidating evidence of the suspect’s guilt.
“The issue of choosing a preventive measure against her is being decided.”