12 Israelis arrested in Ukraine for organ trafficking

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 6, 2010 13:10

Twelve people, some of them Israeli, were arrested in the Ukraine on suspicion that they were selling human organs, Army Radio reported on Friday.

According to Army Radio, the head of the Human Trafficking Department in the Ukrainian police said the twelve contacted organ donors in the Ukraine and other countries in the former Soviet Union over the past three years. They mostly sold livers to Israelis and citizens of other countries for $10,000 per body part. The transplant surgeries were done mostly in Kiev, Azerbaijan and Ecuador.

An Israeli suspected of being the head of the trafficking ring was arrested last moth.


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