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3 more women held in Mexico child-trafficking case

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Investigators in Mexico say they have detained three more women in the city of Guadalajara linked to an apparent child-trafficking ring that aimed to supply babies to Irish couples.

The Jalisco state prosecutor's office says they have also taken a tenth child into custody.

Prosecutors announced last week that they had detained four women and taken nine children into custody after receiving a complaint of children being sold.

Investigators say the detained women were taking the children to Irish couples staying in the town of Ajijic who believed they were going to adopt them.

Officials are investigating whether the Irish couples and Mexican mothers were being tricked.

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