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.
The United States government says Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East.
According to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, Ghanaian women migrating to the Middle East to work are forced into prostitution upon their arrival.
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.
World News – Just for future knowledge if you are passing through customs somewhere and involved in organ trafficking be it as a patient or a donor, it i probably not a good idea to tell the customs officer you are there to get a new kidney instead of on vacation…but if you are dumb enough to do this you really cannot expect an intelligent answer when asked “what is the purpose of your trip to Israel?”
Border control officers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport were instrumental in exposing the organ trafficking ring operating between Israel and Costa Rica last week, Costa Rican officials said over the weekend.
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).
Two other defendants were acquitted on Monday.
PARIS: Five people have been convicted in Kosovo in connection with an elaborate organ-trafficking network that lured poor people to the country and then sold their kidneys and other organs to wealthy transplant recipients from Israel, the United States, Canada and Germany, charging as much as $130,000 for each organ.