Sofia, Istanbul Bust Human Organ Trafficking Ring

Politics | March 9, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Bulgarian and Turkish police have disclosed a major channel for human organ trafficking, which was spreading on the territory of both countries.

The alleged female mastermind and her two accomplices were arrested and face charges they have talked various people into selling off their kidneys to a private clinic in Turkey for USD 2,500-5,000 a piece. The price varied depending on the blood group, Bulgarian police sources explained.

The "donors" were sent for operation there and after a short stay in hospital were returned to Bulgaria.

Police of Bulgaria and Turkey have been working on unveiling the illegal scheme for about a year and managed to track down six Bulgarians who had sold one of kidneys to the traffickers, Bulgarian Interior Ministry's Secretary General-Lieutenant Boyko Borisov said on Wednesday.
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