Police Investigate Israeli Organ-trafficking Ring

25 Apr
8:50 AM

An Israeli man believed to be behind an organ-trafficking ring has evaded capture, according to a month long police investigation, Israeli media sources report.The main suspect is from Beersheva and is in his 40s, police in southern Israel said; a gag order on the organ-trafficking case was lifted on Tuesday.

Young women were reportedly convinced to travel to Turkey to provide organs for transplant into older, wealthier women. They were promised thousands of dollars for the service.

Turkish police also are investigating the case, according to Haaretz.

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