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Moroccan police dismantle organ trafficking network

The General Directorate Moroccan of National Security (DGSN) today announced the dismantling of a kidney trafficking network that was looking for its victims in Morocco and performing transplants in private clinics in Turkey.

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The DGSN added in a statement that four members of this network were arrested in Morocco and presented today before the Prosecutor’s Office, while the police investigation continues, in coordination with Interpol, to arrest the rest of those involved who are abroad.

The criminal organization was discovered, according to the note, after the security services intercepted an advertisement on social networks that offered an amount of money to people who offered to sell their kidneys.

The investigations, carried out by the National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) and the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST, intelligence), revealed that the members of this network also used the victims as drug couriers during their international trips. .

In the searches carried out during this operation, the agents seized a sum of money in foreign currency and national currency, proof of bank transfers, certificates of the blood groups of alleged victims and a quantity of hashish.

The note adds that the judicial police have taken statements, to date, from two people of Moroccan nationality who had sold their kidneys to this criminal network.

A security source informed Efe that the detainees, all of them Moroccan, created a Facebook page entitled “Kidney sales market” to capture the victims, who were paid $15,000 for each kidney, in addition to paying for the tickets. back and forth to Turkey and give them some pocket money for the trip.

Source: Elcomercio

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