Officers arrested the 2 Bulgarian nationals in Neunkirchen, within the state of Saarland, on Thursday, police mentioned in an announcement.
The 58 year-old-man and his 51-year-old spouse are accused of being half of a prison group that trades in newborn babies. Both are in custody, police mentioned.
The case originated in Bulgaria, the place authorities had issued a European Arrest Warrant for the couple.
The two are thought to have introduced not less than eight closely pregnant girls from Bulgaria to neighboring Greece.
Once the babies had 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 had been promised fee.
After intensive investigations, Saarland police authorities took within the couple whereas the 2 had been driving a automotive. The two have appeared on the Saarbruecken district court docket and are actually being held in two correctional amenities, in Saarbruecken and Zweibruecken, respectively.