Police implicate five in illegal adoption racket case

Police are building a case against five people in connection with an illegal adoption racket following the attempted sale of a 1-month-old Bulgarian infant to a Greek couple in the Cretan port of Rethymno, Kathimerini understands.

According to police, the couple, a 58-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman, traveled to Athens last week and paid 30,000 euros to buy the baby from its natural mother.

A lawyer and a nurse, both Greek, are believed to be members of the racket.

A prosecutor has ordered that the infant remain with the couple for the time being, Kathimerini understands.