Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast: 36-year-old Nargiza Aitmatova is reported to have met individuals at a shopping mall with her 7-year-old son, believing that she was meeting with individuals that wished to purchase him for approximately $4,800.
She met the individuals, who were undercover law enforcement working in partnership with an anti-trafficking group called Alernativa, posing as interested buyers.
Aitmatova brought with her the boy's birth certificate, his insurance information and migration card.
"She was asked several times if she knew exactly what she was doing, if she understood that she would never see her son again, because those who 'buy' him to not want her to have any contact with him," the Mirror reported.
"She said that she understood everything."
Prior to the meeting, she had allegedly even listed the boy for sale on organ transplant websites.
"She had many subscriptions to similar groups, including organ transplants. In one of the liver transplant groups, there was an advertisement," an unnamed source within Alternativa stated.
While negotiating the sale of her son, Aitmatova is said to have asked if they wanted him alive or just his organs.
Aitmatova, a native of Kyrgyzstan, has been charged with child trafficking.
"Until the end we hoped it was a made-up story, that this was someone's stupid joke or a fraud for money," an unnamed spokesman for Alternativa is quoted as saying. "However, when our group, together with the employees of the organized crime investigation group left for the 'deal,' we witnessed the boy being sold."
Aitmatova is said to have admitted that she was attempting to sell the boy to clear debts because her new husband did not like the child.
The boy has been placed into the care of social services.