Mozambique: Man Arrested While Planning To Sell Albino Children

A man who wanted to sell his three albino children for use in witchcraft rituals was arrested in Mozambique before being able to close the deal, police said on Monday.

Police in the Southeast African nation’s northwestern region of Tete said the three children, ages nine to 16, were rescued over the weekend after an anonymous tip-off. Their uncle was arrested alongside their father.

The pair allegedly planned to traffic the children to neighboring Malawi, where they could be sold for the equivalent of about $40,000, local police spokesman Feliciano da Camara told a press conference.

Both men deny any involvement in the case.

“Investigations were carried out and it was possible to rescue (the) three minors…from captivity,” Camara said.