July 5, 2022

Bangladesh nabs kidney trafficking gang

Bangladeshi police have uncovered a major organ trafficking ring that has allegedly persuaded up to 200 people to sell their kidneys for cash.

Bangladeshi police have uncovered a major organ trafficking ring that has allegedly persuaded up to 200 people to sell their kidneys for cash. Three people were arrested on Sunday in the remote area of Kalai, 300 kilometres northwest of Dhaka, after reports that villagers’ organs were being removed illegally. “We have found that scores of poor villagers have sold their kidneys for 150,000 to 200,000 taka (US$2,034 to $2,711),” said district police chief Fazlul Karim. “Some 38 villagers from five villages in the area have sold their kidneys for cash – but this is just the tip of the iceberg. We believe there could be up to 200 victims.” ~ AAP, Aug 30

Bangladesh nabs kidney trafficking gang
Jared Yee
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