The word “pizzagate” has become synonymous with “fake news” after the mainstream media demonized anyone who would dare suggest that high-ranking members of the U.S. government are involved in a child sex trafficking ring.
And yet, two recent cases of high-level government officials getting busted by law enforcement for child trafficking should normalize the notion that similar horrors could be happening in our own country.
Government Child Trafficking in India
The first bust takes us to India, where a “child welfare officer”—the Indian equivalent of America’s “Child Protective Services” officials—was arrested for a vast trafficking ring.
According to the Hindu:
The CID had unearthed the child trafficking racket during raids at homes and nursing homes in Baduria area of North 24 Parganas district, in Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata and some other parts of south Bengal in November last year.
Even more disturbing is the ring’s methodology for acquiring children: by infiltrating abortion clinics, operatives would bribe mothers to give their children up for money—as little as $1,400 and as high as $4,500.
In other instances, mothers were told their children were stillborn (born dead) in order to persuade them to give up the baby, from which point they were sold on the black market.
What were they sold for? Well, their uses varied, but included sex slavery, labor slavery, or for brothels.
“It is a huge network of NGOs, nursing homes, doctors, and middlemen dealing in illegal adoption and baby trafficking that the police have busted, said Rajesh Kumar, Additional Director for India’s Criminal Investigative Department (CID), “Our men are now building on the huge leads they have already got in this case.”
During raids of suspected businesses involved in the trafficking ring, authorities say they found the corpses/skeletons of numerous infants.
Black Market Baby Sale In Nigeria
In a separate busted child trafficking ring in Nigeria, Hama Amadou—a leader in the Sahel state—was charged, convicted, and sentenced to a year in prison. The crime? Smuggling babies to Nigeria’s elites.
“Prosecutors claim that Amadou was one of a group of people accused of smuggling babies from Nigeria via Benin to wealthy couples in Nigeria by falsely claiming the parenthood of around 30 children,” a quote referenced in this report.
Since childlessness in Nigeria is considered a negative social taboo, a demand was created for babies in the black market.
So the next time the mainstream media says that child sex trafficking within the U.S. government is “fake news”, remember all the disgusting precedents already set by governments around the world.
Here in the United States, Child Protective Services (CPS) is infamous for stealing parents’ children without due process or reasonable cause.
In some cases, CPS workers are at the center of child abuse allegations, including one disturbing story where a boy was handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck.