LAHORE (AFP) – Pakistani examiners have revealed an illicit kidney gift racket and captured six individuals, including two specialists, in the wake of striking a house where unapproved surgeries were supposedly in progress, a senior authority disclosed to AFP Monday.
Experts say the posse was included in pitching kidneys to universal customers, especially from well off Gulf countries.
Intolerable demonstration of illicit kidney transplants uncovered in Lahore
“A group involving seven authorities attacked a house in Lahore and caught four individuals in the act unlawfully transplanting kidneys to two Oman nationals,” Jamil Ahmad Mayo, Deputy Director of the Federal Investigation Agency, told AFP.
The two Omanis, who have additionally been arrested, had paid seven million rupees ($70,000) each for a kidney, he said.
Organs must be given by close relatives in Pakistan and purchasing and offering them is illicit.
Be that as it may, a constant lack of organs for transplant has fuelled an underground market, with intense destitution constraining a few Pakistanis to offer their kidneys to squeeze out a living.