Monday, May 28, 2007


Did Pakistani gang steal captives’ kidneys?

‘Pakistani police have arrested nine people, four of them doctors, for abducting people, drugging them and stealing their kidneys for transplant operations, police said today.

Selling kidneys from living donors is not illegal in Pakistan, which medical experts say has a reputation as the world’s “kidney bazaar”.

But police said those arrested in the eastern city of Lahore tricked people then drugged them before removing their kidneys.

“These poor people were given tranquillisers and were deprived of their kidneys without their consent,” Lahore police chief Malik Mohammad Iqbal told Reuters.’

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