Israeli arrested in Italy over organ trafficking

June 8, 2013 18:08

An Israeli organ trafficker on the run from Brazilian authorities was arrested by Interpol and Italian police at a Rome airport on Thursday, Italian media reported.

The Israeli, 77-year-old former IDF officer Tauber Gedalya fled Brazil in 2010 after he was sentenced by a Brazilian court to life in prison for arranging for at least 19 Brazilians to travel to South Africa, where their kidneys and other organs were removed. The organs were then sold for around $70,000 to $80,000 according to Italian media reports.Gedalya is currently in an Italian jail and now reportedly faces extradition to Brazil. 

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