Baby farm in Moratuwa raided

November 23, 2011, 10:02 pm

By Jayantha Silva

Acting on a tip-off, Probation and Childcare Services and the police yesterday raided a baby farm at Rawathawatte, Moratuwa.

Police told The Island that the raiding party had arrested the person running the baby farm and another person identified as the go-between for the prospective buyers and the baby farm.

Investigators rescued 40 children kept at the baby farm pending negotiations with those seeking to adopt children. Responding to a query, a senior official said that at the time of the raid, there had been five expatriates from Italy and Germany as well as a local woman to procure children.