It always start with a promise of better life for a young, attractive, healthy woman living in poverty - by getting her a false passport and papers to enable her to enter a land of more opportunities. She is then presented with a huge bill which she cannot afford to pay and the nightmare begins, whereby she is told that the debt will be written off if she gets pregnant and gives up her baby. She has no other option but to comply as she would not want to upset these people. It is believed that these women are made pregnant by members of the gang - a man inevitably caught up in the other mafia 'businesses' of drug dealing and prostitution. Once the woman has served her purpose, she is as good as dead. The gang will force her into prostitution and drive her into the ground.
The Baby Factory is run with brutal efficiency. As soon as an order has been placed, a woman is chosen to produce a baby. Only the beautiful girls are selected to join the production line.
The customers will, the owners of the factory know all too well, pay a higher price for an angelic-looking baby. The blue-eyed ones are particularly prized.
The woman is impregnated by mafia racketeers and then looked after, housed, fed and clothed for the next nine months.
She does not give birth in hospital in case someone asks too many questions. Rather, she has the baby in a makeshift maternity suite - a room in a house rented by the factory for the purpose.
A trained midwife in the pay of the factory is on hand to ensure a safe delivery. There is, after all, a lot of money at stake. Up to £20,000, in fact.
Such a baby factory in Athens run by the Albanian and Russian mafias was uncovered, catering to the demands of wealthy Western women unable to have children of their own. They come from Britain, Europe and as far afield as America, hand over a huge wad of cash and take the child back home.
The baby factory in Athens is doing a booming trade. The girls selected by the gangs for the production line are mostly Bulgarians and Romanian gipsies.
Consequently, there are very real fears that when Romania and Bulgaria join the EU next month, giving nationals from those countries an open door to Britain, the gangs will set up similar baby factories here.
This is the shocking and sad truth of baby factories where countless children are being bred to order in Mafia-run baby farms. In short, it's a dirty business that brings cash to the gang, but misery to the women.
Link & Image: Daily Mail
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