The shocking moment a mother was caught on video trying to sell her newborn baby for the equivalent of £1,500. Police were tipped off to the women who was attempting to sell her new born baby.
The disturbing footage shows undercover police officers posing as potential buyers, they secretly filmed the woman in the south-western Russian city of Vladikavkaz, in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
A policeman can be heard on the video asking: 'So how much for it? Is it a boy or a girl?' as the baby sleeps, she replies: 'It is a boy, 150,000 Rubles (£1,500).
After the deal had been accepted and the woman received the money, she was immediately arrested and her baby taken into care.
The woman, reportedly a prostitute, told police she needed the money to support her eldest daughter who lived with her grandmother in the nearby town of Mozdok.
'My life is difficult. I do not have a choice. I had to sell my son, but now I want him back.'