Of­fi­cials: Or­gan-traf­fick­ing net­work tar­geted Egypt’s poor

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CAIRO | Egypt’s of­fi­cial anti-cor­rup­tion body says it has un­cov­ered a net­work for hu­man or­gan traf­fick­ing, in­clud­ing physi­cians whom it said ex­ploited the vic­tims’ poverty in per­suad­ing them to sell their or­gans.

The so-called Ad­min­is­tra­tive Con­trol Body de­scribed the net­work as the “largest in­ter­na­tional net­work for traf­fick­ing.” A to­tal of 25 peo­ple were ar­rested, in­clud­ing med­i­cal doc­tors, univer­sity pro­fes­sors, nurses, own­ers of med­i­cal cen­ters, and al­leged or­gan bro­kers.

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