An Israeli company offered to pay a Costa Rican woman $20,000 to purchase her left kidney and a doctor reportedly paid for flights for the transplant to be carried out in March 2013, she and her husband said in a sworn statement.
Costa Rican police have arrested a doctor for organ trafficking. Dr Francisco Jose Mora, a prominent nephrologist, is allegedly the key figure in a large-scale transnational racket, linked to Israel and Eastern Europe.
An international organ trafficking ring that allegedly sold kidneys to patients in Israel and Eastern Europe was broken up by Costa Rica police and Interpol.
Police arrested Francisco Jose Mora, a doctor at San Jose’s Calderon Guardia Hospital, still in his white lab coat.
Still clad in his white lab coat, Dr. Francisco José Mora was marched out of his office at San José’s Calderón Guardia Hospital on Tuesday morning by three agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – Thirteen human-trafficking victims in Costa Rica this year were taken for their organs, according to a report on crime in the country that gives new life to an ongoing organ trafficking scandal unfolding in the country.
Costa Rica News - There were 28 reported victims of human trafficking reported up in Cota Rica up to October 2013 for this year. Thirteen fell victim to organ extraction and trafficking rings, according to a U.N. report from the Office on Drugs and Crime and the Costa Rican Judicial Investigation Police.
Out of the 28 victims of human trafficking reported through October 2013 in Costa Rica, 13 fell prey to illegal organ extraction and trafficking rings, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police.
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“[In Costa Rica} there is an overwhelming amount of ignorance to the problem of child sex trafficking, especially child abuse." Megan said.
Costa Rica is considered one of the top sex tourism destinations, where 80 percent of men who travel to the country for sex come from the United States, and this is what fuels the economy of the towns — much like the one the girls dwell in.