Police in Haiti have arrested 10 American citizens who were caught trying to take more than 30 children to the Dominican Republic in a suspected illicit adoption scheme.
Earlier this month, the Haitian capital was devastated by an earthquake that killed at least 150,000 people and left many more homeless and without food, including children.
Authorities say the group of Americans could not prove that they had cleared any adoptions or that the children had been orphaned because of the quake.
But one of the suspects, who says she is the leader of an American charity called New Life Children's Refuge, denies any wrong doing.
The Haitian social affairs minister, Yves Christallin, says two Haitians have also been arrested.