Cam­bo­dian ‘kid­ney traf­fick­ers’ ar­rested

New Straits Times - - World -

PHNOM PENH: Two Cam­bo­di­ans have been ar­rested for al­legedly traf­fick­ing at least ten or­gan donors to In­dia for il­le­gal kid­ney trans­plants worth tens of thou­sands of dol­lars. The duo — a man and a woman — were ar­rested on Wed­nes­day for at least 10 cases of “kid­ney traf­fick­ing” over the past year, said Keo Thea, the city’s chief of anti-hu­man traf­fick­ing po­lice. The sus­pects paid Cam­bo­dian donors US$5,800 (RM24,760) for their kid­neys and then charged pa­tients more than $40,000 for the trans­plants, he said.

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