A mother from Dagestan in southern Russia has been arrested after being accused of selling her newborn son for £2,000 to pay for a nose job.
The 33-year-old unnamed woman from Dagestan, in southern Russia, is said to have told a friend that she did not want to keep her newborn son, before arranging for a couple to buy the baby just five days after he was born on 25 April.
Authorities claim that the woman handed over the baby to the couple for 200,000 rubles (£2881.95) after requesting a 10% deposit.
The woman who bought the baby told police that: "Her biological mother wanted to leave her at the hospital, she could not provide for the child, so I took the child."
The newborn baby required medical attention and when hospital staff requested to see his birth certificate the couple asked the biological mother for it, who apparently would only give them it if they paid a further 100,000 rubles (£1440.98).
The biological mother of the child had reportedly told the couple that she had nowhere to live, no money, and no job. However, after receiving payment on May 26, she told them that she intended on spending the cash on a nose job.
Police swooped on the mother and the couple before the remainder of the cash was handed over and arrested them for human trafficking.
In a statement that was published by Newsflash, 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."
The authorities added: "According to investigators, on 25 April 2022, a woman gave birth to a male child in Caspian City Central Hospital."
The statement said that the woman was accused of "selling another person".