07/12/2011 12:06 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mother Tries To Sell Baby For $7,000

Mother tries to sell baby for $7,000

A mother has been caught trying to sell her eight-month-old son in what authorities described as a "sign of the times".

Kenia Quiala Bosque, 30, arranged to meet a prospective buyer in Miami to hand over her baby for $7,000.

But police had been tipped off about the sale and sent an undercover officer to meet her instead.

Bosque didn't show up, but police said they had enough evidence to charge her and arrested her at her home in Opa-Locka, near Miami, Florida.

Two other children found in the home were taken into care.

The situation was described as "a sign of the times" by Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.

Monroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam told NBC: "We are just so glad we were able to obtain this information in time to intervene before anything could happen to endanger this child."

Bosque has been charged with adoption violation and is being held in Miami-Dade jail on a $5,000 bond.

According to court records, she was arrested for armed burglary and theft in November 2010 when she was accused of stealing copper wire in the Florida Keys.