Baby Put Up For Sale For $430 In Brazil On OLX Website
‘Sell it…’ A Brazilian baby was put up for sale for just $430 because it wouldn’t let its parents sleep, police said.
Cops in Aparecida de Goiânia, in the central state of Goias, are investigating after an ad for a tiny tot appeared on classified website OLX.
It featured a snapshot of a little boy, dressed in a blue outfit, alongside the caption: “Cries a lot and did not let me sleep and I have to work to survive.”
The ad, posted on Tuesday, was pulled after only 12 hours for breaching the site’s terms and conditions.
But police children protection officer Marcela Orçai said officers were now trying to track down the person who placed the promo.
“We are trying to locate the person who posted the ad,” Orçai said.
“We believe [THEY]may live in the Campos Eliseos neighbourhood […]but the address given does not exist. Also the phone number has no connection with the case,” Orçai added.
OLX, which has operated in Brazil since 2010, said it had no involvement between advertisers and customers using its platform, reports Jornal do Brasil.