11 'organ traffickers' held in Syria

2010-10-04 20:34

kalahari.com

Damascus - Syria has arrested 11 suspected members of an international organ trafficking gang that claimed 150 victims in the past year alone, local media reported on Monday.

Those arrested are thought to have bought kidneys from residents in the slum quarters of the northern city of Aleppo to sell to rich Gulf Arabs, particularly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, said the pro-government Al-Watan daily.

The network was run by a 26-year-old woman identified only as Fadia who acted as an intermediary between the victims and two Syrians who performed the operations in Cairo, said the report which cited police.

She allegedly organised trips to the Egyptian capital for the organ donors, who were paid a minimal amount for their kidneys.

The Syrian authorities have asked Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant for the Syrian members of the network living in Cairo, Al-Watan reported.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers Egypt, where hundreds of poor people sell kidneys or parts of their livers every year, to be a centre for organ trafficking.

Read more on:    interpol  |  who  |  syria  |  uae  |  egypt
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Music

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Project Manager Procurement

Cape Town
DAV Professional Placement Group

Machine Operator

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Express Employment Services - Cape Town
R20 - R30 Per Hour

CRM Manager

Cape Town CBD
Switch Consultants (Pty) Ltd
R25 000 - R30 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The quest for understanding has reached a new intense emotional level. The more tempestuous your emotions are, the bigger the...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.