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Thursday, 20 June 2024 10.32 AM IST

Organ trafficking: Suspicion that many people who arrived in Iran were killed

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KOCHI/NEDUMBASSERY: Central agencies probe whether organ smuggling racket has harmed those smuggled to Iran through Kuwait. This is in a situation where there is a strong suspicion that those who have volunteered to donate only kidneys may have been compromised and their other organs have also been harvested. Information had come out that two people are dead.

Iran is the main organ transplant market in the West. Patients from other countries also come here in large numbers to receive organs. For more than a year, there has been no information about the Palakkad native who was taken to Iran by Sabith Nasser, a native of Thrissur Edmuttam, who was arrested in the case. He has not contacted his family so far.

Sabith said that the main link of the gang that trafficked youths for organ trade was a native of Ernakulam living in Iran. The racket was controlled from Hyderabad. According to Sabith, 20 people have been smuggled to Iran for kidney donation. 19 of them are natives of Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Special team

A special team headed by Aluva DySP Prasad has been appointed to investigate the case. The Nedumbassery Inspector will continue as the investigating officer in the ten-member team. Rural District Police Chief Vaibhav Saxena formed a special team yesterday based on the assessment of the need for a comprehensive investigation.

Many questions remaining

Only minimal information has come before the police in the international organ trafficking case. Sabith needs to be questioned in detail. For this, the police will submit an application to the court today asking for 10 days of custody.

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