Police in South Korea have arrested a man and six women who they say used the Internet to buy and sell human eggs, in violation of the country's bioethics law.

Seoul police arrested the man Saturday. They say he is in his late 20's and identified him only as Kim.

Police say the women sold or bought the eggs, using web sites created by Mr. Kim to arrange the deals.

Police said the deals involved thousands of dollars.

Under South Korean law, buyers and sellers of human eggs or sperm face up to three years in prison. The broker faces two years.