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News / Serbia 2001
AP, August 1, 2001. / source
Doctor suspected of baby trafficking
PRISTINA - A Dutch doctor, working in relief efforts in Kosovo, was arrested by U.N. police after she was found with a baby that was not hers, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
Police suspected her of trying to take the baby out of the country, the spokesman said.
She was arrested Monday in Djakovica, about 40 miles west of Pristina after she was caught with the three-week-old baby. She claimed she was the baby's natural mother, but police suspect she bought the infant, U.N. police sources said.
The physician had told colleagues at her agency that she was pregnant and due to give birth, police said. Her co-workers doubted this, and notified police.