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Video: In Costa Rica, A Doctor [suspected Of Kidney Trafficking]
In Costa Rica, a doctor [suspected of kidney trafficking]
A doctor at one of the largest state-owned Costa Rican hospitals arrested on suspicion of organ trafficking. Francisco Mora Palma specialized in the sale of kidneys to patients from Israel. According to the prosecutor's office, some patients had their kidneys removed in Costa Rica, others were transported to Israel.
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A doctor at one of the largest state-owned Costa Rican hospitals has been arrested on suspicion of organ trafficking, reports InsideCostaRica, citing the press service of the prosecutor. Francisco Mora Palma is reported to have specialized in the sale of kidneys to Israeli patients.
According to the prosecutor's office, some patients had their kidneys removed in Costa Rica, others were transported to Israel. The department has information that at least one person died after such an operation.
Attorney General of Costa Rica Jorge Chavarria stressed that the doctor has accomplices not only in Israel, but also in Eastern Europe. During the investigation, the country's authorities have already identified three Costa Ricans who were paid in exchange for their kidneys. In addition, a police officer was arrested, who is suspected of helping the doctor find donors. The hospital, as well as several private clinics where transplant operations were performed, were searched.
The Prosecutor General urged those who have already donated their kidney to this doctor not to hide, and not to be afraid that the money received for the sold organ will be taken away from them. “We need information to stop the activities of this organization,” he said.