Sunday, October 30, 2005

Kidney Thieves in Pakistan Earthquake Zone

From the Times Online:
Police in Pakistan have arrested a gang of Afghans who were caught removing kidneys from the bodies of Kashmiri earthquake victims. The four men were discovered carrying a freezer box containing 15 organs from corpses trapped in rubble...

It was unlikely that the organs were in a fit state for any successful transplantation, but the men had planned to sell them to hospitals in Lahore and Rawalpindi. They had been working as jobbing butchers in Peshawar and were said to have believed that the kidneys would make their fortunes...
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