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Alleged Israeli organ trafficker arrested in Cyprus

The Times of Israel

 The Times of Israel | June 3, 2014

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An Israeli man suspected of illegally trafficking in human organs has been detained in Cyprus for using a fake passport.

Uzi Shmueli, a former professional soccer player for Hapoel Beersheba, allegedly headed a crime ring that lured struggling young Israeli women, mostly from the south of the country, to Turkey and paid them NIS 20,000 (some $5,750) for their kidneys.

Israeli authorities suspected that he had fled abroad after they opened an investigation into the alleged trafficking ring...


City Police Bust Colombo Kidney Racket; 3 Agents Held

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The New Indian Express | April 23, 2014 

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A nexus between kidney agents in the city and doctors in Sri Lanka was busted by the Hyderabad police, which has been investigating the death of a city youth in Sri Lanka.

Vietnam police probe paid kidney 'donors' for hint of trafficking


 ThanhNienNews.com | Tuesday, April 29, 2014 

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Vietnam— Police in Vietnam's Mekong Delta have identified eight people, including five siblings, who "donated" their kidney in exchange for money in what might lead authorities to uncover an organ-trafficking ring.

Trafficking ring lured desperate young women to Turkey in body organs-for-cash scheme


 The Jerusalem Post | May 27, 2012 

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Negev, Turkey — Suspect, a man in his 50s from southern Israel, remains at large; he promised girls aged 18 to 20 tens of thousands of dollars.

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