Organ-trafficking mafia thriving in Sri Lanka – Indian Police

Organ-trafficking mafia thriving in Sri Lanka – Indian Police

Organ-trafficking mafia thriving in Sri Lanka – Indian Police

Written by News 1st

20 Apr, 2014 | 6:57 pm

Indian Police say that an international organ trafficking mafia is luring people into buying and selling kidneys for huge amounts, exploiting desperate patients in need of immediate kidney transplant and healthy individuals caught in financial hardships.

The Times of India, quoting Hyderabad Police sources, reports that the racket is thriving in countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia.

The latest kidney transplant racket came to light in Hyderabad when 26-year-old Dinesh Kumar, a private employee from Kothagudem, was found dead in Colombo.

Hyderabad Police Central Crime Station detectives, who are probing the case, say that three suspects revealed during interrogation that people in need of money from India are being lured into selling their kidney and then taken to countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia, where the patient would be waiting for a transplant.

The Times of India quoted a senior Hyderabadi police officer, saying that several suspects are being questioned and that the kingpin would be apprehended soon.

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