Officers arrested the 2 Bulgarian nationals in Neunkirchen, within the state of Saarland, on Thursday, police stated in a press release.
The 58 year-old-man and his 51-year-old spouse are accused of being a part of a prison group that trades in new child infants. Each are in custody, police stated.
The case originated in Bulgaria, the place authorities had issued a European Arrest Warrant for the couple.
The 2 are thought to have introduced at the least eight closely pregnant ladies from Bulgaria to neighboring Greece.
As soon as the infants have been delivered in Greece, the 2 suspects allegedly handed the newborns to different members of their prison gang for resale, the police allege. The moms in flip have been promised fee.
After intensive investigations, Saarland police authorities took within the couple whereas the 2 have been driving a automotive. The 2 have appeared on the Saarbruecken district courtroom and at the moment are being held in two correctional services, in Saarbruecken and Zweibruecken, respectively.