BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police busted four major online baby-trafficking groups and saved 382 babies earlier this month, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Thursday.
A total of 1,094 suspects were seized across the country in a joint maneuver on Feb. 19, according to the ministry.
These groups are accused of trading babies by establishing illegal online platforms and shops under the name of adoption or re-homing centers.
Criminals have turned to the Internet for illegal human trafficking in recent years, which brings difficulties for investigation, police said.
The ministry vowed a reinforced crackdown on human trafficking and said it is capable of coping with any cunning criminals.